Led Zeppelin made the difficult decision to break up on Dec. 4, 1980, approximately two months after the tragic death of drummer John Bonham. After a day of heavy drinking, he had gone to bed and died via asphyxiation from his own vomit. The death was ruled accidental.
What happened to the members of Led Zeppelin?
Led Zeppelin split up in 1980, when the heartbeat of the group, drummer John Bonham suddenly died. When Plant kicked off his solo career that night in 1982, he had to face up to his own legacy.
Which member of Led Zeppelin died and essentially ended the band?
In a musical career spanning 22 years, iconic rock band Led Zeppelin never went through a line-up change. So much so that when legendary drummer John (Bonzo) Bonham died of alcohol related asphyxiation on Sept. 25, 1980 — the band decided to call it quits instead of finding a replacement.