Simon Ritchie

Simon John Ritchie (1957 - 1979)

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Simon John "Sid Vicious" Ritchie
Born in Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 1 Jul 2018
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Simon John Ritchie.[1]

alias: John Beverley (c. 1974 and before);[2] and John Simon Ritchie[3]


  • Mother: Ann Jeanette McDonald (b. 25 Apr 1932 - d. 06 Sep 1996 Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England).[4]
  • Father: John Ritchie
  • Step-father: Christopher Beverley

Love of Sid's life

  • Nancy Laura Spungen (1958 - 1978)


  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), null in entry for Simon J Ritchie, 1957; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Lewisham, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. Savage, J. (2009, January 17). "Sid Vicious: Little boy lost." The Guardian. Web.
  3. Death Cert: John Simon Ritchie
  4. Kaufman, G. (1996, September 18). "Sid's Mom Dead." MTV. Web.
    "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 September 2014), Anne Jeanette Beverley, Oct 1996; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Death Registration, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
    NOTE: surname "McDonald," according to Sid's birth certificate. We know she went by "Anne Beverly."

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On 1 Jul 2018 at 12:36 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

I think Sid and Nancy should be connected as spouses because these two can never be disconnected, no matter what kind of norm culture wants to set, and they are certainly tied in death. And let's face it ... norm is not their thing. Plus Sid's mom, and some of his friends scattered his ashes on Nancy's grave ... a decision they made after reading a note they found in his pocket about his lovers 'death pact' with Nancy.

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