James Freud Of Australia's Models Dead At 51
November 4, 2010 at 5:59 AM (PT)
JAMES FREUD, the bassist and co-lead vocalist of 1980s Australian band MODELS, was found dead at his home near MELBOURNE TODAY (11/4). FREUD, whose battles with alcoholism were the subject of his two autobiographical books, was 51.
The band's label MUSHROOM RECORDS issued a statement saying that FREUD committed suicide.
MODELS were inducted into the AUSTRALIAN RECORD INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION Awards Hall of Fame last week, but FREUD was not in attendance.
FREUD, born COLIN MCGLINCHEY, was in TEENAGE RADIO STARS and JAMES FREUD AND THE RADIO STARS/JAMES FREUD AND BERLIN before joining MODELS in 1982, writing the Australian hits "Barbados" and "Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight." He performed solo and in the acts BEATFISH and MOONDOG after the band broke up in 1988; His most recent work was an independently-released album "See You In Hell" in 2008.