The former Social Distortion drummer overdosed on heroin while watching TV at home in California with his 12-year-old son — who ran for help!
This is just so depressing. Casey Royer, 52, former Social Distortion drummer and current member of the punk band D.I., was with his 12-year-old son when he overdosed on heroin last week in Orange County. Law enforcement officials tell TMZ.com that his son ran out for help and alerted neighbors, who called police. Casey was immediately hospitalized, survived and was arrested soon after.
Can you imagine losing your closest friend without getting to say goodbye?
Actors Corey Feldman and Corey Haim became best friends more than twenty years ago when they worked together in the movie Lost Boys in 1987 and continued to collaborate until they had a falling out in 2007 due to Haim’s drug use. Following Haim’s sudden death due to a reported accidental drug overdose March 10, Feldman, 38, therapeutically blogged about his best friend and “brother,” saying he was so distraught with tears, his eyes wouldn’t open.
“I was awakened at 8:30 this morning by my brother and sister knocking on my bedroom door. They informed me of the loss of my brother Corey Haim. My eyes weren’t even open all the way when the tears started streaming down my face.
Poor Corey Feldman — we are so sorry that you lost your longtime pal, Corey Haim. And so soon after your friend Michael Jackson’s death.
While Hollywood mourns the loss of ’80s idol and actor Corey Haim, our heart especially goes out to one person — Haim’s longtime and childhood pal, Corey Feldman.
Haim’s death actually marks the loss of two of Feldman’s close pals in under a year — he was also good friends with superstar Michael Jackson, who died of heart failure due to a Propofol overdose on Jun. 25, 2009.
At the time of Jackson’s death, he and Feldman — who began their friendship in the ’80s — were not on speaking terms. Sadly, the situation was similar when it came to Feldman’s friendship with Haim.
25 family members and close friends gathered at LA’s Church of the Hills at Forest Lawn Memorial Park to remember and say goodbye to the 32-year-old actress.
Brittany Murphy was buried at a private service in Los Angeles yesterday, Dec. 24, with about 25 mourners in attendance, according to RadarOnline. The service was co-denominational, with both a rabbi and a pastor leading the service; the Kaddish, a traditional Jewish prayer of mourning, was recited, and “Amazing Grace,” the spiritual, was sung. Read more
Do you believe Simon Monjack when he says he has no idea what killed his wife?
Since Brittany Murphy’s shocking death on Dec. 20, the spotlight has been hot on her husband of three years, Simon Monjack. What would he say regarding the various empty prescription pill containers found in her name on their nightstand? Why did she stop seeing most of her old friends when they got married in April 2007? Simon has finally decided to address the rumors., the first being that Brittany died of an overdose. “I can get rid of that [rumor] right now,” he says to People, claiming that his 32-year-old wife was simply trying to shake a bout of laryngitis.
Brittany Murphy’s former co-stars open up about her untimely and tragic death
Amidst speculation over what caused Brittany Murphy‘s tragic and untimely death at 32, many of the young actress’ former co-stars are speaking out about the loss. Dakota Fanning, Alicia Silverstone, Ashton Kutcher, and Kathy Najimy talk about their memories of working with Brittany, and even express concerns that she was mixed up with “the wrong people.”