Darby Crash

Birth Name:
Jan Paul Beahm
Birth Date:
September 26, 1958
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California
Death Date:
December 7, 1980
Place of Death:
137 North Fuller Avenue, Hollywood, California
Cause of Death:
Suicide - intentional heroin overdose
Cemetery Name:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Darby Crash was an American punk rock vocalist and songwriter who co-founded the seminal Los Angeles punk band the Germs. As the lead "singer" a typical show featuring Crash would consist of a wretched version of the Archies' "Sugar, Sugar" (complete with Crash pouring sugar over the audience), food fights, a revolving door of untalented musicians, and a lead singer so loaded on smack he would smear the audience with blood from self-mutilation. All of this and more was beautifully captured in Penelope Spheeris's landmark 1981 film The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization.

Fun Fact

Even more appalling than his limited vocal range was his lack of timing. Shortly after his drug-induced suicide in the garage of his mom’s home a deranged “fan” shot and killed John Lennon. Thus his death went completely under reported and unnoticed.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Holy Cross Cemetery

5835 West Slauson Avenue

Culver City, California, 90230


North America


Cemetery map of Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
Cemetery map of Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Grave Location:

Section R, Tier 8, Grave 114

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery park at the intersection of Sections R, X and Z. Walk up the hill about 10-12 rows looking slightly to the right for the final resting place of Jan Paul Beahm.

Grave Location GPS

33.9922679144, -118.3889628

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