Another Month – Another Legally Drugged-Up, Totally Dead Celebrity


Death by overdose

It was last Spring when professional wrestler Chyna was found dead in her home in Southern California. And this week the L.A. County Coroner reports the reason she died at age 46: it was due to her damnable tendency to pop prescription pills while swigging cheap wine.

Chyna, whose real name was Joan Laurer, was found dead in her Redondo Beach condo by a friend on the morning of April 20. (Incidentally, Prince collapsed and died the same way the very next morning) And now after 8 months, her toxicology report shows she was abusing alcohol as well as a seriously lethal combination of narcotics: oxycodone, oxymorphone and valium.

Even at a young age Chyna was 5’10” and physically gifted. She started working out in a local gym as a teenager in Rochester New York, and within 10 years was able to bench press well over 300 pounds. She moved to California and achieved fame as a wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation over an 8-year period that began in 1997. She was the first woman to ever compete in the King of the Ring matches, and defeated several well-known male wrestlers – including  world champions Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho and Jeff Jarrett.

Death by overdose

In 2008 Chyna was interviewed on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,  and discussed growing up in a home rife with physical abuse and alcoholism.

Unfortunately, living and working in the alternative universe of celebrity in Los Angeles later in life, she would have no problem at all finding a physician perfectly willing to prostitute himself, by providing her with all the drugs she might need to kill herself.

Death by overdose

In case you’re interested, here are just a few other extremely well-known, outwardly successful celebrities who were led to the grave by their doctor/drug dealers:
  • Corey Haim, 38, actor
  • Brittany Murphy, 32, actress
  • Lesley Carter, 25, actress
  • Paul DeMayo, 37, bodybuilder
  • Eric Douglas, 36, actor, comedian
  • Gidget Gein, 39, musician
  • Peaches Geldof, 25, fashion model
  • Lisa Robin Kelly, 43, actress
  • Bobby Hatfield, 63, Righteous Brothers vocalist
  • Heath Ledger, 28, actor
  • John Pinette, 50, actor
  • Anna Nicole Smith, 39, former Playmate of the Year
  • Michael Jackson, 50, singer
  • Amy Winehouse, 27, musician
  • Steve Bechler, 23, Baltimore Orioles pitcher
  • Vic Chesnutt, 45, musician
  • Greg Geraldo, 44, comedian
  • James “Ultimate Warrior” Hellwig, 54, professional wrestler
  • Corey Monteith, 31, actor
  • Amy Tryon, 42, Olympic equestrian
  • Brian Adams, 38, singer/songwriter
  • Bridgette Andersen, 22, actress
  • Matthew Ansara, 35, actor, bodybuilder
  • Erica Blasberg, 28, professional golfer
  • John Belushi, 36, comedian
  • Len Bias, 23, basketball player
  • Elisa Bridges, 28, Playboy Playmate
  • Ken Caminiti, 42, baseball player
  • Andy Irons, 32, professional surfer
  • Christopher Bowman, 40, figure skater
  • Lisa Robin Kelly, 43, actress
  • Brian Epstein, 34, entertainment manager
  • Chris Farley, 33, comedian
  • Thomas Kincade, 54, artist
  • Adrienne Nicole Martin, 27, model
  • Danny Gans, 52, Las Vegas magician
  • Margaux Hemingway, 42, model
  • Mitch Hedberg, 37, comedian
  • Anissa Jones, 18, child actress
  • Chris Kelly, 34, musician
  • Derek Boogaard, 28, professional ice hockey player
  • Billy Mays, 51, TV salesperson
  • Michael Carl Baze, 24, horse jockey
  • River Phoenix, 23, actor
  • Dana Plato, 34, actress
  • Freddie Prinze, 22, actor, comedian
  • Rachel Roberts, 36, actress
  • Whitney Houston, 48, singer
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman, 46, actor
  • Prince, 57, musician

But here’s a cool idea: let’s all keep pretending we don’t live in the Twilight Zone. Keep splattering drug commercials a thousand times daily across every network in America. Look how well that’s working out for a pill-popping, stoned-out-of-our-heads  nation.

Aren’t we the pride of the planet.


3 thoughts on “Another Month – Another Legally Drugged-Up, Totally Dead Celebrity

  1. Donna Deborah Sinclair says:

    So sad!

  2. @GaryCPR says:

    Silence like a cancer grows. Naloxone became a schedule 2 drug (over the counter) in Canada summer 2016. Ontario Pharmacist Association in all its great wisdom sent training literature to all Ontario’s Pharmacists.

    Protocol Naloxone; chest compression’s; more Naloxone; more chest compression’s until EMS arrives. This protocol started Sept. 2011 ten’s of thousands laypersons trained and they are eagerly following a clinicians orders. Lot’s of misdiagnosing cause of coma happening, increasing morbidity and mortality on a regular basis. No one says a word??

    Out takes OPA’s power point. “How to kill your own Grandma & Mother her own child”

    OPA Part 1 @1 minute anyone can overdose Grand Mother or Child
    OPA Part 2
    OPA Part 3

    After I put in a complaint College of Physicians OPA updated Part 3 @2:20 minutes start of changes from original, still life threatening intervention

    Aaron Orkin et al ‘Development and implementation of an opioid overdose prevention and response program in Toronto, Ontario.’ CJPH 2013;104(3)e200-4

    My response above article

    Pet eats a poison or drug Veterinarian will give rescue breathing then antidote continue rescue breathing. Not torture them with chest compression’s. Why do we allow this to our women and children??

    Not placing blame, change the protocol stop making everyone victims.

  3. @GaryCPR says:

    Let’s hope 2017 the medical profession finds some sanity. “God keep me silent that I do not go to Dachau”

    Dec 31, 2016 Large Pharmacy chain in Canada teaching the general public a contraindicated OD resuscitation protocol.

    Photo of contents my Take Home Naloxone from Shoppers Drug Mart (above link). Went through the training material very quickly with the Pharmacists who knows I have some medical background and have been trained before. Corrected her on a few items “Gary I see you know whats going on” Why would any pharmacist disseminate inaccurate potential life threatening information?? Ten’s of thousands lay responders in Ontario, Canada eager to follow a clinicians instructions in the belief they are saving lives.

    My article Emergency Medicine News 2015; 37(12):31 ‘Flaws in Toronto’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Program’ Hyperlinks to Public Health Ontario’s training literature

    Pet eats a poison or drug Veterinarian will give rescue breathing then antidote continue rescue breathing. Not torture them with chest compression’s. Why do we allow this to our women and children??
    First hyperlink full article with photos of protocol.

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