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Alec Baillie, Leftover Crack bass player, cause of death revealed by NYC medical examiner

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Alec Baillie, the bass player of Leftover Crack, the East Village crustcore punk band, died of a lethal mix of heroin and opioids, according to the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

The M.E. concluded that Baillie, whose life ended last November, expired as a result of “acute intoxication due to or as a consequence of the combined effects of heroin, fentanyl, buprenorphine and alprazolam.”

The manner of death was listed as “accident.”

A memorial to Alec Baillie in the window of the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS), in the ground-floor storefront of C-Squat on Avenue C. (Photo by The Village Sun)

Buprenorphine is an opioid used to treat opioid addiction and pain. Fentanyl is a super-powerful opioid painkiller. Alprazolam, known by the brand name Xanax, is used to treat anxiety and panic disorder.

Baillie reportedly died at C-Squat, on Avenue C between Ninth and 10th Sts. Word on the street at the time was that he had been on a “suicide watch.”

After his death Leftover Crack posted a tribute to Baillie that also urged those in despair to reach out for help and listed contact numbers for a suicide hotline and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


  1. Lucy Lucy March 12, 2024

    RIP dude. Your music is fucking awesome. I hope nobody ever has to go through shit like that again, especially not punk awesome geniuses. Goodbye.

  2. Xavier Taves Xavier Taves January 3, 2022

    rest in peace Alec I wish i was able to see you play live before you passed. you were an incredible bassist and musician

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