Former Marilyn Manson bassist found dead after suspected drug overdose

    Marilyn Manson’s original bassist Gidget Gein (real name Brad Stewart), who played with the goth rock icon from 1989 until 1993, has been found dead in his Burbank, Los Angeles home, NME reports. Gein, who was replaced by  Twiggy Ramirez on Christmas Eve in 1993 after Gein suffered a heroin overdose, missed out on the fame of Marilyn Manson right as the act was peaking. Drugs are suspected to be behind his death as well. Gein’s later solo projects included Gidget Gein and the Dali Gaggers and Gollywood. He was 39 years old.