Michael Hutchence (1960 – 1997) was an Australian musician & actor. He was a founding member, lead singer & lyricist of rock band INXS from 1977 until his death in 1997. He was a member of short-lived pop rock group Max Q & recorded solo material which was released posthumously. On the morning of 22 November 1997, Hutchence was found dead in his hotel room in Sydney. His death was reported to be the result of suicide, while depressed & under the influence of alcohol & other drugs.