Keith John Moon (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) was an English musician, best known for being the drummer of the English rock group The Who. took 32 tablets of clomethiazole The medication was a sedative. The police determined there were 32 pills in his system, with the digestion of 6 being sufficient to cause his death, and the other 26 of which were still undissolved when he died.
September 7, 1978 .... KEITH MOON ... drummer with The Who, died of a overdose of heminevrin prescribed to combat alcoholism .... A post-mortem confirmed there were 32 tablets in his system, 26 of which were undissolved .... He played on all The Who albums from their debut, 1965's My Generation, to 1978's Who Are You, which was released two weeks before his death ..... 8/23/1946 -- 9/7/1978