In 1978, at Flashback A: Roots, Spider and Tiny fight Cleon and Vermin after a bad drug exchange set up by Virgil, only to lose. He then swears revenge on Cleon and Vermin, still believing they tried to rip him off.
A while later, in 1979, Vermin mentions that Ghost "took out" Spider, most likely indicating that he murdered him. This happened just after a sour meeting between the two men's respective gangs.
Spider survives the fight with Cleon and Vermin even if he's finished off with a knife attack. This is probably because of the scripted off-screen feud he has with Ghost later on, which ends in his death.
Spider notably resembles frontman Lemmy Kilmister of the rock band Motörhead, who were popular in the time the Warriors is set. Lemmy has also worn a helmet similar to Spider's.
In Desperate Dudes, Spider can be seen at the meeting. He is seen behind Fox, right after Cyrus was shot, when everyone begins to panic, despite having said to have died after Encore. This is most likely an oversight, similar to how Sanchez and some of The Orphans incorrectly appeared at the meeting in the game.
Spider was clearly too weak to defend himself against Ghost, yet strangely, Fox and Vermin beat Ghost up easily, even after fighting lots of his subordinates.