Living Room Owner Dies

Randy Hien, 57, was killed in a car accident September 25th in Lincoln, R.I.

Hien was the owner of the Living Room nightclub in Providence, and spent years booking acts ranging from R.E.M. to Black Flag to Bo Diddley, as well as local bands.

“Any band on their way up or their way down in the ’80s played the Living Room,” bartender Carl Sugerman told the Providence Journal.

Hien was beginning to recover from a 2004 head-on collision that had left him with severe internal injuries and two broken legs.