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trifecta - don't let the bastards grind you down.
1. terri schiavo. she of the brain damage and the conservative family
2. the pope. well, not yet, but he just got his last rites. if he survives this really high fever, it'd be a miracle. *rimshot*
3. mitch hedberg. of a heroin overdose.

best. trifecta. ever.
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citizengwen From: citizengwen Date: March 31st, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bass Wolf died of a heart attack today also. he was 38. :(
_jurassic From: _jurassic Date: April 1st, 2005 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
no fucking way!!! mitch hedberg died??!!
evies_mama_mia From: evies_mama_mia Date: April 1st, 2005 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
wtf?! the pope? and mitch hedberg. that fucking sucks!
dravenfrost From: dravenfrost Date: April 1st, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
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taumeson From: taumeson Date: April 2nd, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
the occasion of their deaths. you know, people die in threes. only, man, this time it was a double trifecta.
littlewashu From: littlewashu Date: April 1st, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Has the heroin overdose been confirmed? Last I heard that was still just a rumor. The official line is that he had a heart attack, and that he was born with a heart defect.

Just, you know. I don't know about you, but I'd PREFER it weren't an overdose, so I'm going to assume it isn't until it's clear one way or the other. But that's just me, I guess.
littlewashu From: littlewashu Date: April 1st, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, Frank Perdue died today.
taumeson From: taumeson Date: April 2nd, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
okay, well mitch was an admitted drug user, and there are a few things that make me believe it was related to drugs:

1. he was in a hotel room. great place for a bender, as opposed to the RV he travels in.
2. he missed the couple of shows he was supposed to do over the weekend. not very professional at all and if he was having some heart trouble he would have said something or been in the hospital
3. when i saw him about three months ago he was high as a kite. he cut his show short and spent the middle 10 minutes going off on a tangent about death and career, etc. very unfunny, and he eventually realized it and tried to get back on track, but not before he started talking about xanax and oxycontin and shit. he was stumbling and slurring worse than normal, and after the show his wife had to pick him up off the stage and help him off.

so yeah, i guess i'd "prefer" it wasn't an overdose. but i'm gonna use some common sense and make an educated guess.
littlewashu From: littlewashu Date: April 2nd, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
These things are all true. (Well, not #1, that doesn't make any sense. I'd be more inclined to enjoy illegal drugs in a controlled environment than in a public place where strangers could notice me/rat me out, etc, but to each his own.) I hadn't been keeping up with Hedberg's personal life recently, but apparently he's been missing a lot of shows, and often performing in a state similar to the one in which you saw him. And then the next show he'd kill. Man, it sucks, and heroin is an awful, awful, drug.

But as you say, it's only an "educated guess." I'm not denying that he was quite obviously losing a battle with one, if not several drugs. It might be just as likely that he DID suffer from a heart attack, because I'm sure all the drug use wasn't real good for his ticker. It's most likely that whatever happened, drugs played a large part.

I just think it's fucked up to state that someone died of a heroin overdose when you don't know it to be true, without qualifying it by saying that it's only your "educated guess." But to each his own. Hey, he's a damn dirty junkie, he doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt, right?
taumeson From: taumeson Date: April 3rd, 2005 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
didn't belushi die in a hotel room? it's just one of those things junkies do when they're out of town.

overdoses tend to cause heart attacks, so the idea of drugs maybe making his weakened ticker go kaput is really one in the same as saying he died of an overdose.
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