On October 12th, 1978 police officers found the body of a 20-year-old woman laying under the bathroom sink inside a New York City hotel room. The young woman who was identified as Nancy Spungen was still wearing underwear and had died from a stab wound.
She was an ex-prostitute, part-time stripper, drug addict, and the girlfriend of Sex Pistols’ bassist Sid Vicious.
According to the media, Vicious was pronounced guilty of Spungen’s death before lunchtime the next day. But the case never made it to court, and numerous police officers weren’t convinced it was him who murdered her.
Within six months of her mysterious death, Sid aged only 21 years old died of a heroin overdose. For more than quarter of a century it was just assumed that it was Sid who killed his girlfriend – case closed. But over time, their deaths has passed into rock legend and has only heightened the controversial and notorious image of the Sex Pistols and punk music.
At the request of Sid’s mother, who committed suicide in 1996, rock author and punk expert Alan Parker has devoted himself to finding out the truth behind what went on in room 100.
In Parker’s documentary Who Killed Nancy? The filmmaker re-interviews 182 people, examines the police evidence and features the original interviews with Sid’s mother to finally reveal the truth.