Born September 26, 1967 in Lafayette, Indiana. Hoon became the lead singer of the band Blind Melon in 1990. The band's first release was a self-titled LP in 1992. Shortly after Blind Melon's second release, Hoon died of a drug overdose on October 21, 1995. One more Blind Melon album was released after his death, named after Hoon's daughter, Nico.