By Geoff Edgers
Brad Delp was her "best friend," someone she could turn to after a bad date, a breakup, or just a tough day. And for nearly 2½ years, Meg Sullivan also lived with the famed singer for the band Boston, staying in a spare bedroom at his house on Academy Avenue in Atkinson, N.H. By all accounts, the arrangement was platonic; Pamela Sullivan, Meg's older sister, was Delp's fiancee.
But the relationship between Delp and the Sullivan sisters took a dark turn on the morning of Feb. 28, 2007. That's when Meg Sullivan discovered a hidden camera that Delp had placed in her bedroom. She confronted Delp and fled to her boyfriend's place, marking the start of a personal crisis that appears to have dominated the last nine days of Delp's life. On March 9, Pamela Sullivan found Delp, 55, dead in his bathroom. The deeply depressed singer had killed himself by lighting two charcoal grills and letting the carbon monoxide overtake him.
These previously unreported revelations regarding Delp's relationship with Meg Sullivan have become a central piece of the now two-year-old defamation lawsuit filed by Boston founder Tom Scholz against the Boston Herald.