Thursday 14 May 2015

Nick Traina, 1978–1997 (American punk singer)

* Nick Traina was the lead singer for the punk band Link 80. One of the sons of American bestselling writer Danielle Steel, he was raised by his adoptive father, John Traina, a cruise line executive. His biological father was Steel's third husband, William Toth, a burglar and heroin addict whom his mother later divorced.

Traina had Uranus in Scorpio at the end of his 12th House and ruling his IC. His life included a number of psychiatric hospitalizations for drug abuse and for treatment of bipolar disorder. He committed suicide at 19 of a self-administered morphine overdose.

His mother told his life story and of the struggles with his illness in her 1998 book His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina.


BIRTH DATA: Nicholas William Toth, 1 May 1978, 20:34 (8:34pm) PDT (+7), San Francisco, California, USA (37n47, 122w25). ASC: 19 Scorpio. RR: B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from "The Lives of Danielle Steel: The Unauthorized Biography of America's #1 Best-Selling Author" by Vickie L. Bane, 1994 (St. Martin's, 1999), pp. 173-174: "On the morning of May 1, 1978, Danielle was in labor . . . At 8:34 P.M., Nicholas William Toth entered the world."

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