It was an accidental Opioid overdose

@LeaPea2417 (18494)
Toccoa, Georgia
January 22, 2018 10:13am CST
I had been thinking the rocker Tom Petty had died purely from a heart attack. But, after a complete autopsy was done, it was determined the main cause of death was an accidental opioid overdose. I didn't realize how many ailments he had. He knee issues and a fractured hip. He even toured his last major tour with the fractured hip. He was on many pain medications like Fentanyl, oxicodone among others, It is sad to think about.
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-pettys-cause-of-death-accidental-overdose-w515472
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@FourWalls (12476)
• United States
22 Jan
It's a sad and sobering reminder of exactly why I'd rather deal with pain. Pain never killed anyone. Addictions and overdoses, however accidental, are often fatal. I miss Tom Petty. He was a great musician.
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@LeaPea2417 (18494)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Jan
I agree and yes I miss him too. I liked his music & had a crush on him.
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@nanette64 (16686)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Jan
And doctors aren't helping to stop the problem either @LeaPea2417 .
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@LeaPea2417 (18494)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Jan
I did read that more and more cities and counties are suing the Opioid Providers. A couple of months ago, I heard on the Atlanta news that one of the Counties that Atlanta sits in , Fulton County, is suing the Opioid Providers and that made me happy to know. I then heard some place else say it too.
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@nanette64 (16686)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Jan
@LeaPea2417 It's about time.
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@kepweng (9315)
27 Jan
its means someone Poison him??
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@LeaPea2417 (18494)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Jan
No, he got addicted to pain killers and took too many of them, which killed him.
@RasmaSandra (16167)
• Riga, Latvia
22 Jan
I read about this already and it certainly is a sad thing that medication take another talented singer.
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@LeaPea2417 (18494)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Jan
It really depresses me.
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@1hopefulman (24797)
• Canada
22 Jan
He must have loved what he was doing to keep doing it with all his health conditions.
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@LeaPea2417 (18494)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Jan
I was thinking that. His music & his performing was his great love in his life.
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@aureliah (10806)
22 Jan
Thats pretty sad. He was in pain
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