Sable Starr was born Sable Shields in Palos Verdes in 1958 (some sources say 1957). She has been known as a scenester and a socialite, but she is most often referred to as a supergroupie. Hanging out at Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco, she got to know musicians such as T-Rex and Mott The Hoople. It is rumored that she dated Keith Richards, Richard Hell, and Iggy Pop. Probably her most well-known romance was with Johnny Thunders of The New York Dolls. She moved out to New York with Thunders in the 70s, but soon returned to Los Angeles. Their ill-fated love story is told in the Iggy Pop song, "Look Away".
Bebe Buell posted this tribute on Facebook;
She has several brain tumors- small ones. It was too late to do anything once she found out. She was not alone- she had her BF and her daughter. Her attitude was good and she went peacefully. Just went to sleep on Friday night- April 17th- and never woke up.
According to her fan site, Sable Starr has been most recently living in Nevada with her two children. Starr has been quoted as saying, " It was so hard to talk about things. My life has been so normal for the last 20 years....its was fun. Although, when I left the scene, I left it for good."