Bradford died in 2008, taking the secret with him to his grave. In 1984, he started dating Jerry Howell, a good-looking 19-year-old male prostitute.
Robert Andrew “Bob” Berdella was an American serial killer from Kansas City, Missouri. On July 5, 1984, Berdella invited Howell to his house, where he drugged him with sedatives for animals and immobilized him by binding him to a bed.
So call him a uniter maybe, someone who can get away with meaty, Wells Fargo-filling rock anthems that flirt with queer signifiers; someone who covers Joy Division’s “Shadowplay” and Dire Straits’ “Romeo and Juliet” in the same evening as he did.
He’s the only alt-rocker I’ve ever seen to don a sparkling gold suit.
He exhibited his antisocial behavior and sadomasochistic sexual tendencies from an early age.