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Did you know Kim Deal was named by, I think it was Washington Post, as the coolest person in the world?
The thing that wasn't cool, though, was the drugs and alcohol addiction, and the chain smoking. I believe now she is free of all substances (which is no small feat when it dominates your life for so long). I think it really aged her quite a bit.
She was a nice looking woman--check her out around 1993! But then you see her a few years later and looks like the drugs and alc really messed up her face, which is sad. She was married once, engaged once after that, and then you never saw her linked with anyone. Apparently the ex-husband cheated on her and the fiancee was under suspicion of cheating. People thought she was gay, but she describes herself as "asexual," and stated guys weren't really interested in a relationship. Could've been the drugs n' booze and the wacky, almost manic personality was a turnoff.
I kind of see her as a tragic figure who is now doing Pixies reunions to pay the bills, but if you see the film "Loud Quiet Loud" you'll wonder how the band could still be going when there were so many personal problems between them when they broke up.