Mike’s death numerology is full of occultist signatures. Big surprise. Apparently the band was fading fast and his association with it was on the outs. Either way, INXS was a great band and one can’t deny is his influence (on the ladies).
Hutchence and INXS went on a world tour to support the April 1997 release of Elegantly Wasted, both the album and its related singles having had less chart success than their prior releases. The final leg of their 20th anniversary tour was to be in Australia in November and December. However, on the morning of 22 November 1997, Hutchence, aged 37, was found dead in Room 524 (11!) at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Double Bay, Sydney.