No one is innocent in Sid Vicious photos

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The Independent Culture

Almost 30 years after Sid Vicious died from a heroin overdose in New York, intimate portraits of the Sex Pistols bassist in his last months are to be shown for the first time. The pictures, from a series entitled Sid Vicious: No One Is Innocent to be shown at Camden's Proud Galleries in June, were taken by the punk era's top photographers. One of them, Eileen Polk, was with Vicious on the night he died.

According to Ms Polk, Sid's mother planned a dinner party that night. "It all happened really quickly: Sid overdosed immediately and we had to revive him," she said. "His mother insisted that we didn't get an ambulance as he'd go straight back to jail and there'd be a whole media circus."