Coroner says alcohol and heroin
Montague said.and there was evidence in the room that was consistent with a drug overdose,"
Maybe evidence consistent with overdose is no the same thing as evidence of use?
The official cause of death is an accidental heroin and alcohol overdose:
And it sounds like they did find evidence of drugs in his hotel room.
So, so sad. Addiction sucks. Big time.
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There's a couple pictures of him in Vancouver. He's with a girl who is holding two cans of beer. I know that doesn't exactly prove anything, but it doesn't paint a very promising picture, either.
Just a few blocks from his hotel is a neighbourhood with parts that are basically open air drug markets. If he didn't want to be sober, he didn't have to sneak drinks of beer at a motorbike shop a couple of miles away.
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IMO, I don't think they will speak. It's been several days...they've been silent. I'm deducing that these friends aren't in the public eye and want to keep it that way. They were in his room with him at some point, and then out with him. At the very least, they drank with an addict, which is questionableOriginally Posted by Julieann
Kudos to the Canadian police and press for keeping a lid on this - in terms of no paparazzi photos appearing of Lea or his family, no hunting down of the friends and chasing them, etc etc.
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.
Most dictionaries make far less of a distinction between the two terms: junkie is simply a slang term for addict, esp. heroin addict ("junk" being a slang word for heroin).
But really, addiction is addiction, and maybe if society didn't made allowances for "partying" of the rich and famous, and didn't see it for what it is, we'd be one step closer to solving the addiction problems we have.
I'm no medical expert, but I imagine that could mean that there was evidence that suggested he was overdosing - perhaps he threw up and/or passed out, or perhaps the placement of the body suggested he was reacting to the overdose when he died. The room's furnishings might have suggested that he was disoriented for a period, or that he was trying to open a window because he was having trouble breathing. Just speculating of course, but the point is that perhaps there was compelling evidence that didn't include actual drugs or drug equipment in the room. The police then said that the coroner's report was consistent with their findings - sounds to me like they had a theory of what happened, and the autopsy confirmed it.
It's possible that he used the drugs before he got back to the hotel room, perhaps topped up on some alcohol from the mini bar, and then died. Then that might lead back to the question of where did he get the heroin, when/where did he use it, and who was he with at the time.