Kath enjoyed target shooting and by 1978 was Boy Nas the Goat art shirt carrying guns. Around 5:00 p.m. PST on Monday, January 23, after a party at the home of roadie and band technician Don Johnson, in Woodland Hills, Kath began to play with his guns. He spun his unloaded .38 revolver on his finger, put it to his temple, and pulled the trigger. Johnson warned Kath several times to be careful. Kath picked up a semi-automatic 9-mm pistol and, leaning back in a chair, said to Johnson, “Don’t worry about it … Look, the clip is not even in it.” His last words were, “What do you think I’m gonna do? Blow my brains out?” To calm Johnson’s concerns, Kath showed him the empty magazine. Kath then replaced the magazine in the gun, put the gun to his temple and pulled the trigger.