Slovak and his friend and bandmate Anthony Kiedis became addicted to heroin early on in their careers. Deciding to give sobriety a chance, both Kiedis and Slovak stopped using prior to their 1988 European tour in support of “The Uplift Mofo Party Plan”. During the tour they both experienced intense heroin withdrawal with Slovak being much more unstable than Kiedis.
The tour ended with Slovak playing his last show with the band on June 4, 1988 at Törnävä, Seinäjoki, Finland at the Provinssi Rock 88. Little is known about Slovak the weeks following the tour, aside from a phone call to his brother on June 24th in which he told him that he was having difficulty staying clean. On June 27, 1988 Slovak was found dead inside apartment #114 at the Afton Arms Apartments located at 6141 Afton Place, Hollywood, CA 90028. He had been dead for two days before his discovery.
Final Resting Place:
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks
5950 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California, 90068
Grave Location:Maimonides, Section 26, Lot 4613, Space 1
Grave Location Description
As you enter through the cemetery gates take the first left on King David Drive. Continue on for 800 feet and park right where the driveway to the employee parking lot begins on the left side. Walk up the slight hill on your right approximately 4 rows and just behind and to the left of the large tree is the final resting place of guitarist Hillel Slovak.