John Francis Spence (February 3, 1969 – December 21, 1987) was a founding member of the Ska band No Doubt, along with Eric Stefani and his younger sister Gwen.The three came up with the idea while working together at Dairy Queen. Spence, who named the band after his favorite expression, took on the role as the lead vocalist, with the Madness-inspired Eric playing keyboard. Spence was known as an energetic frontman, doing backflips and wild screams on the stage.
On December 21, 1987, at the age of 18, Spence committed suicide by shooting himself with a gun in a deserted parking lot located in Anaheim, California. The band found out about his death a few days before they were set to play a show at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood. A two-page suicide note was found...
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