Mia Zapata

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Birthday
25, 1965
Birthplace
Louisville, KY
Death Date
Jul 7, 1993 (27)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1965
Birthplace
Louisville, KY
Death Date
Jul 7, 1993 (27)

About

Initially famous for her work with the late 1980s and early 1990s punk rock group The Gits, she was tragically murdered in Seattle in 1993. Jesus Mezquia, a fisherman and stranger to Zapata, was convicted of her brutal homicide in 2004 and sentenced to over thirty years in prison.

Before Fame

She started playing guitar and piano during her childhood years and formed The Gits at the age of twenty one. After relocating to Seattle, the band recorded its first album, Frenching the Bully.

Trivia

Her band's early hits include "Second Skin" and "Another Shot of Whiskey." At the time of her death, she was recording The Gits' second LP, Enter: The Conquering Chicken, Zapata.

Family Life

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, she settled in Seattle, Washington after attending Antioch College in Ohio.

Associated With

Two years after Zapata's murder, her Gits bandmates, collaborating with rock musician Joan Jett, recorded an album and launched a tour to raise the money needed for a private investigation into her death.