I've mentioned elsewhere on this site about the switch from prescription meds to heroin. I actually think this premeditated by the GOD business. The more tolerance people build up, the more they demand higher potency, thus fent rears it's ugly head.
Heroin is an epidemic where I live, with all the attendant horror stories. Medical professionals need to get their heads out of their asses and manage people's pain meds. and getting licensed to treat with Suboxone, the only true way to lick this habit for good in a short time without rehab for 30 days. Methedone is no answer.
I don't know PSH's personal story. It may have been depression or a death wish.
The story here for me is not only the sad loss of such a great actor, but also the insidious nature of heroin. I've seemingly been hearing way too many stories of tragedy and woe stemming from heroin especially lately. Ace of Spades, Ace of Hearts, Bud Light, Theraflu (all street names), heroin laced with potentially deadly fentanyl that junkies are actively seeking out despite being 80X stronger than morphine; what the hell is going on here?!?
Actor died on the bathroom floor with the spike still in his arm in his East Village apartment at the age of 46.
He played small roles in many movies, you may remember him as the long hair in Twister.
He is most remembered for his role in the stage play Long Day's Journey into Night. Good part for him.
'THIS MACHINE SURROUNDS HATE AND FORCES IT TO SURRENDER'
- inscription on Pete's banjo
Raising consciousness and connecting with working people for a whole lot of years. A great entertainer, too. Last saw him at The Grove in SF in '83(?)
One of the great warriors of our time has passed away. Pete Seeger has joined the heart of gold band. There will never be another like him, passive resistance thru song.
Rest in peace, Pete Seeger. You touched a lot of hearts and changed a lot of lives...
6 months ago David was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
His battle is over.
"I didn't think it would end this way."
"End? No, the journey doesn't end here.
Death is just another path, one that we all must take.
The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and
all turns to silver glass, and then you see it."
"What? See what?"
"White shores, and beyond,
a far green country under a swift sunrise."
"Well, that isn't so bad."
"No, No , it isn't."
Excerpt from the film "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
Wondered why I felt no lose with his passing then I realized I was happy.
Happy someone who changed the world got to live a long meaningful life. In my generation that means a lot!
Thank you God for the gift of Nelson Mandela. May he R.I.P.
A giant luminary of nonviolence takes his peace.
Lay you down, my dear brother.