Fade to Black
February 6, 2008

So the official report is in. Accidental overdose of 6 different prescription drugs. It's not so much that it was an overdose as it was a lethal combination. Xanax, Oxycontin, Ibuprofen, Valium, Restoril, Unisom ... none taken to excess ... just a bad combination of several drugs.

All of this brings up the death of River some 15 years earlier. The cases may not be parallel ... but to someone who only knew them and appreciated their work in film ... it feels much the same. Life taken too early, too clumsily. Someone with whom I identified despite the fact that I do not subscribe to the Cult of the Celebrity.

Posted by Red Monkey at February 6, 2008 6:02 PM | Struggles | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |


clairec23 said:

I feel the same - I don't know why I feel as sad as I do about it. I think maybe when you know that somebody struggled in life over certain things, their death can seem somewhat inevitable in a way and such a shame that you wish somebody could have done something about it. I can't explain it properly - I feel odd about it!

February 7, 2008 4:08 AM
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