After a long fought battle with emphysema, John died at Marin General Hospital following an asthma attack on May 29, 1989. He died at the age of 45 after a music career that covered 25 years, most notably with Quicksilver Messenger Service.
In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #32 of their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
Per John’s request, his ashes were scattered over Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, CA.
Marin General Hospital
1350 S Eliseo Dr.
Greenbrae CA 94904