Sid Vicious Ring Up For Auction

Engagement ring given to Nancy Spungen by Sex Pistols bassist shows wear from punk brawl.

The engagement ring Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious gave girlfriend Nancy Spungen hits the auction block this week in London, Reuters reported. Vicious (born John Simon Ritchie) died of a heroin overdose in 1978, while awaiting trial for allegedly stabbing Spungen to death. True to punk-rock form, the silver-plated ring shows damage from a nightclub brawl involving Spungen, according to Reuters. The couple's story was the subject of the critically acclaimed 1986 biopic, "Sid and Nancy."