Who is Troy Dendekker?

Troy Dendekker was born on 8 March 1971, in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, and is best known for her relationship and brief marriage to the late Bradley Nowell. Her late husband was the lead singer and guitarist of the band Sublime, which released numerous commercially and critically successful albums.

The Net Worth of Troy Dendekker

How rich is Troy Dendekker? As of early 2020, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her numerous endeavors.

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While there is very little information about her career, it is known that she attained a significant portion of her wealth from her late husband, who left to her all that he had at the time.

Early Life, Education, and Marriage

There is very limited information about Troy’s life before her association with Bradley. There are few details regarding her family and childhood, but it’s known that she was raised by her parents, Robin and David Newton though they remain a mystery along with any potential siblings. She attended Notre Dame High School though it is not known which specific School due to numerous schools in the US being named the same.

Her popularity increased significantly after Bradley announced their relationship to the band and to the public. She joined Sublime during their tours, and was a part of band’s entourage for some time. A year after starting their relationship, the two married in an Hawaiian-themed ceremony in Las Vegas. While it was a great event for the two, they weren’t able to celebrate their marriage for long. Just seven days later, Bradley passed away from a heroin overdose.

Late Husband – Bradley Nowell

Bradley grew up in Long Beach, California, and during his youth developed a strong interest towards music.

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His father took him on a trip to Jamaica when he was a child, and his experience there helped him gain exposure to dancehall as well as reggae music. He then learned how to play the guitar, and rock music became a big influence on him. While enrolled at California State University at Long Beach, he started playing in several bands before creating the band Sublime alongside Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh. During his brief yet successful career, Sublime released numerous commercially and critically successful albums, including “40oz. to Freedom” and “Robbin’ the Hood”.

However, it was noted that he struggled with an addiction to heroin from the early days of the band. He later had a child with Troy, and became sober at this point, however, he relapsed in 1996, and died in a San Francisco hotel while on tour from a heroin overdose. Two months after his passing, the band released a self-titled third album as a tribute to him, then proceeded to release several compilation albums made of hundreds of songs Bradley wrote during his life. He is considered one of the most influential figures in the 1990s alternative era.

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After the Death of Nowell

After Nowell’s death, the members of Sublime each expressed that they no longer had an interest in performing and recording under Sublime’s name. Despite that, numerous albums were still released over the next decade, including “Second-Hand Smoke”, “Stand by Your Van”, and “Everything Under the Sun”. Dendekker tried to negotiate the creation of a documentary film about Sublime and Nowell, but the project was delayed until her late husband’s estate was settled.

Former members of Sublime would later join several bands, including the Long Beach Dub Allstars and Eyes Adrift which released projects before discontinuing. A lot of the band’s content was reportedly destroyed during the 2008 Universal fire.

Dendekker and Nowell’s son Jakob followed in his father’s footsteps, and pursued a career in music. He became the lead singer and guitarist of a band called LAW, which has released numerous albums since its creation, and has been performing around California with hopes of making it big, hopefully following Sublime.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, it is known that Troy married Bradley Nowell in 1996, for a short seven days due to his death; she was left to take care of their son on her own. Some years later, she began a relationship with Kiki Holmes, and the two married in a private ceremony in 2002. Her son was adopted by her second husband, and they’ve now been together for nearly two decades. While it has been many years since the passing of her first husband, she continues to be involved in posthumous dedications to his career, as well for Sublime.

One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her current endeavors is due to the lack of any strong online presence. She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. There are fan pages of Sublime and Nowell that have posted about her as a tribute, mainly old photos taken from her time with the band when she was much younger. Her son is very active in establishing an online presence, due to his work with his band.

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