Bassist for the 1990s grunge band Nirvana who also worked with bands like Flipper and Sweet 75.
He was born in the United States but spent much of his adolescence in Yugoslavia. One of his first gigs with Kurt Cobain was in a Creedence Clearwater Revival cover band.
He became actively involved in politics, almost running for the seat of Lieutenant Governor of Washington.
He married Shelli Dilley on December 30, 1989 and, after their divorce in 1999, he married Darbury Ayn Stenderu on February 27, 2004.
He and Kurt Cobain were close friends and members of Nirvana.