Kristy Michelle Burt (known to most as Kris Burt) sang and played guitar for Poppy and Slant 6. She died January 30, 1997 of a heroin overdose at a small apartment she shared with her boyfriend, Tony Howard in Dayton, Nevada. She was 29.

On April 4, 1997, a musical tribute to Kristy took place at San Francisco's Collision Gallery. Performers included Tait Reed, Hola Mosca, Vim, Pashing and Tony Howard. Money raised was donated to the Santa Cruz Needle Exchange.