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December 7, 1989 | From Times wire services
Jason McCallum, the adopted son of actress Jill Ireland, died after playing "chemical roulette" by ingesting a combination of painkillers and muscle relaxants, the coroner's office said today. McCallum's death was attributed to a drug overdose late last month, but it was unknown what drugs were involved until today's announcement of the results of toxicological tests.
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December 7, 1989 | From Times wire services
Jason McCallum, the adopted son of actress Jill Ireland, died after playing "chemical roulette" by ingesting a combination of painkillers and muscle relaxants, the coroner's office said today. McCallum's death was attributed to a drug overdose late last month, but it was unknown what drugs were involved until today's announcement of the results of toxicological tests.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1989 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason McCallum, the adopted son of actress Jill Ireland, died from the "ingestion-injection of drugs," the Los Angeles County coroner reported Tuesday. The 27-year-old, who had a history of drug and alcohol addiction that was extensively depicted in Ireland's recently published book, "Life Lines," was found dead in the bathroom of his Laurel Canyon apartment in the Hollywood Hills earlier this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1989 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason McCallum, the adopted son of actress Jill Ireland, died from the "ingestion-injection of drugs," the Los Angeles County coroner reported Tuesday. The 27-year-old, who had a history of drug and alcohol addiction that was extensively depicted in Ireland's recently published book, "Life Lines," was found dead in the bathroom of his Laurel Canyon apartment in the Hollywood Hills earlier this month.
NEWS
November 11, 1989
Services for Jason David McCallum, 27, the adopted son of actor David McCallum and actress Jill Ireland, will be at 9 a.m. today at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Burbank. McCallum was found dead in his Laurel Canyon home Tuesday evening. His problems with drugs and alcohol were the focus of Ireland's recent book, "Life Lines."
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November 13, 1989 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since February, Jill Ireland, her husband, Charles Bronson, and their seven children had lived with the specter of death. That was when Ireland's doctor had delivered the chilling news: Her cancer, which had come back after three years, had metastasized. Now there were tumors in her lungs. The prognosis: Two years to live, possibly three. Ireland had sworn, she had cried, then she had done what she had to do if she wanted those precious years.
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November 8, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Jason McCallum, adopted son of actor David McCallum and actress Jill Ireland, was found dead in his Laurel Canyon home, police said today. He was 27. McCallum, whose long battle with drug addiction was the subject of a book by Ireland that was published earlier this year, had been undergoing a series of medical treatments at the time of his death, said his personal physician, Dr. Howard Mark.
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May 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jill Ireland, the British actress whose courageous five-year battle against breast cancer brought hope and inspiration to the ailing and the healthy, died today from the disease. She was 54. Ireland, the wife of her frequent action movie co-star Charles Bronson, died at her Malibu home at 11:30 a.m. Her husband, mother Dorothy, brother John, sons Paul and Valentine McCallum and daughter Zulieka Bronson were with her, said publicist Lori Jonas.
NEWS
April 14, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER, Times Staff Writer
Call her a cancer patient with an attitude. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984, actress Jill Ireland would sometimes introduce herself to audiences saying, "Hi. My name is Jill. I'm the girl who had everything, including cancer." Now the cancer's back--in her lungs--and Ireland doesn't hesitate to reveal how angry she feels. "Cancer's a (expletive) bore," she insists, explaining that for six days a month she wears a bra with a catheter "leading into my heart down which they pour massive amounts of chemotherapy" to treat the new outbreak of the disease diagnosed this year.
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May 19, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jill Ireland, the British-born actress who bore her private agonies publicly in order to help others, succumbed Friday at her Malibu home to the spreading cancer she had fought for six years. She was 54. She slipped into a coma early Friday and died at 11:30 a.m.
NEWS
November 11, 1989
Services for Jason David McCallum, 27, the adopted son of actor David McCallum and actress Jill Ireland, will be at 9 a.m. today at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Burbank. McCallum was found dead in his Laurel Canyon home Tuesday evening. His problems with drugs and alcohol were the focus of Ireland's recent book, "Life Lines."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1989 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Ratings sweeps usually litter local newscasts with so much garbage that, to steal a line uttered on last week's "Murphy Brown" in another context, "it looks like a goat exploded." There's good news so far this month, however, for there have been no five-parters on phone sex or in-depth probes of leg waxing.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN GREENE, HAROLD (NEWSCASTER)
The man who would be Jerry Dunphy won't deny that local television stations employ all kinds of chicanery and snake-oil sleight-of-hand to lure viewers into "the church" of TV news. But once they're there, he vows to do his darndest to give them "the news they need to know." Harold Greene, who stepped in as anchor of KABC Channel 7's 4, 6 and 6:30 p.m.
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