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Goodbye Philip Seymour Hoffman

Say it ain’t so. One of my favorite actors Philip Seymour Hoffman has died from an apparent drug overdose. The actor had been struggling with addictions throughout his life. Ironically, only a few days ago hoax rumours of his death had been spreading the internet. Gone too soon. Hoffman leaves behind his partner and three young children.

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Sleep With One Eye Open

You know what I hate? When doctors are about to remove a dead woman’s organs and she suddenly opens her eyes. I would really friggin hate that! The woman, who had been admitted to a New York hospital following a drug overdose,  was pronounced brain dead by doctors and sent to have her organs harvest. This, despite signs she was only in a coma. Eyebrows were raised even higher when it was discovered the doctors gave her sedatives before the removal began. A practice not performed on a brain dead patient. The woman didn’t sue the hospital as she was severely depressed and later committed suicide.

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RIP Sage Stallone

Most people will remember Sylvester Stallone’s son in Rocky 5 but he was also a talented writer and actor. Sadly he was found dead today, from an apparent drug overdose. Sage Stallone was only 36. Very sad.

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Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

The world is today mourning the death of singer Amy Winehouse. The Rehab singer was pronounced dead at the scene  after paramedics were called  to  her London flat. Winehouse had been suffering a very public drinking and alcohol problem over the last few years following her meteoric rise to fame with the launch of her  album Back to Black in 2007. Such a sad waste of such a great talent . She will now join the elite 27 club featuring  Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones and Jim Morrison  who all died at the age of 27. Hopefully you can now Rest in Peace  Amy Winehouse.

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RIP Mike Starr

If any of you watched Celebrity Rehab you may remember Mike Starr, ex bassist for Alice in Chains? Well, he died today of a drug overdose. Mike’s life spiraled out of control following his departure from the band in 1993. During rehab Starr expressed his extreme guilt over the death of Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley and confronted his demons by talking to Staley’s mom. Starr was the last to see Staley before he took a lethal speedball but didn’t call 911,  instead he stormed out as Staley shouted “Not like this, don’t leave like this”. Staley’s body wouldn’t be found for two weeks. Starr, in an effort to turn his life around, featured in Celebrity Rehab in 2010. Despite being sober for 6 months following the show,  Starr was arrested in Feb,2011, for allegedly being in possession of a controlled substance. A few weeks later the likable rouge was dead at 44. I really hope you have found your peace. What a talented life wasted.

UPDATE : It is being reported that Starr was mixing methadone with anxiety medication hours before his death. His roommate said Starr was trying extremely hard to stay sober

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RIP Corey Haim

Actor Corey Haim has died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 38. Best remembered for the films Lucas and Lost Boys, Haim struggled with drug addiction throughout his life and was in and out of rehab 15 times.The teen idol’s life seemed to spiral out of control after failing to find acting roles as an adult. Haim collapsed at is mother’s home after apparently over dosing on prescription meds.

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Brittany Murphy Dies

Actress Brittany Murphy has died of an apparent cardiac arrest in LA today, she was 32. Murphy starred in movies  Cueless, Just Married and 8 Mile. Reports say it was Brittany’s mom who found her collapsed in the shower and not her hubby who is too busy trying to prevent an autopsy. Over at Perez Hilton, he is wink, winking that she had a serious drug problem and that no one who knew her was at all surprised this happened. Hmm, what no intervention people?

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