September 30, 2009 |
Celebrity disc jockey and Los Angeles club owner Adam Goldstein -- better known by his professional alias, DJ AM -- died of an overdose of cocaine and prescription drugs, the New York medical examiner ruled Tuesday. "The cause of death was accidental drug overdose due to the combined effects of cocaine, Vicodin, oxycodone, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and levamisole," said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the New York medical examiner. Levamisole is a medication drug dealers cut cocaine with prior to selling it on the street.
March 5, 2012 |
John Belushi can be remembered in many ways, a number of them unflattering. It was 30 years ago Monday that the comedian was found dead in Bungalow No. 3 of the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard. He died of accidental drug overdose, the combined injection of cocaine and heroin called a speedball. Catherine Evelyn Smith, described variously as a groupie, backup singer and -- at the time -- drug dealer , was with him in his final hours and, later, in a National Enquirer story headlined “I Killed John Belushi,” she talked of injecting the comedian with drugs.
December 28, 1991 |
Gov. David Walters' 20-year-old son has died, 11 days after taking an overdose of a prescription drug, a hospital spokesman said Friday. Shaun David Walters died Thursday night at Baptist Medical Center, where he had been in a coma since last week.
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September 19, 1995
A Pacific Palisades doctor found dead last month in the pool house of the Bel-Air home of prominent film producer Don Simpson died of an accidental drug overdose, a county coroner spokesman said Monday. Toxicology tests indicate that Stephen W. Ammerman, 44, died Aug. 15 from multiple drug intoxication after taking cocaine, morphine, Valium and an antidepressant drug called Venlafaxine.
August 12, 1995 |
When guards found Robert Brecheen groggy from a drug overdose in his cell, they rushed him to a hospital and had his stomach pumped. Then they brought him back to prison, strapped him on a gurney and executed him. "Certainly, there's irony," said Larry Fields, director of Oklahoma's Corrections Department. "But we're bound by the law, the same law that he violated." Under a 1986 U.S.
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June 11, 1992
A Mission Hills woman who police said dragged a man out of a motor home after injecting him with a fatal drug overdose was arrested on suspicion of murder early Wednesday, authorities said. Patricia Sue Graisa, 39, was held without bail following the death of the 40-year-old man, whose name was withheld pending notification of his relatives, Lt. Thomas Maeweather said.