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Singer Tom Petty died from an accidental drug overdose involving painkiller Fentanyl

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose that included the opioid painkiller Fentanyl and an anti-anxiety drug in the benzodiazepine class, the medical examiner-coroner for the county of Los Angeles announced on Friday.

The musician had been prescribed pain medications for knee problems and a fractured hip, and was also taking the anti-anxiety drug and a sleep aid.
In October, at age 66, Petty suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, California, and passed away shortly after. His death certificate failed to list a cause of death at the time, however, and instead simply read “deferred,” pending an autopsy.
In a statement released Friday, coroner Jonathan Lucas said that Petty’s system showed signs of several opioid painkillers, including fentanyl and oxycodone, in addition to the other drugs.
Fentanyl is roughly 35 times stronger than heroin and is available with a prescription. It is also sold illegally and swapped into fake pills sold as brand-name painkillers like Norco, Percocet, and Xanax.
In a post shared to Petty’s Facebook page on Friday evening, Petty’s wife, Dana, and daughter, Adria, wrote that Petty had “many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip.” Petty continued to tour despite these limitations, they said.
“We knew before the report was shared with us that he was prescribed various pain medications for a multitude of issues including Fentanyl patches,” the post read, “and we feel confident that this was, as the coroner found, an unfortunate accident.”
The family also used the announcement as an opportunity to talk about the ongoing opioid crisis. More than 63,600 Americans were killed by opioid painkillers last year — 11,200 more people than the year before that and the highest number of lives claimed by the crisis so far.
“As a family we recognize this report may spark a further discussion on the opioid crisis and we feel that it is a healthy and necessary discussion and we hope in some way this report can save lives,” the post read. “Many people who overdose begin with a legitimate injury or simply do not understand the potency and deadly nature of these medications.”
Opioid painkillers have claimed the lives of several celebrities in recent years.
Music legend Prince, who was also reported to have suffered from hip pain, died last year from a fentanyl overdose and may have unwittingly taken the drug. Pills found in his home were labeled “Watson 385,” a stamp used to identify some hydrocodone-based painkillers, but tests revealed that those pills contained fentanyl instead.
In Petty’s case, prescription opioid painkillers like Fentanyl were not the only drugs in his system.
According to the coroner’s report, Petty had also taken or been prescribed benzodiazepines (commonly known as “benzos), which can be prescribed to treat anxiety and panic attacks. But combining opioids and benzos can be dangerous, since benzos can strengthen opioids’ sedative qualities.
Petty’s cause of death in the report is listed as “mixed drug intoxication” with the manner of death being deemed accidental.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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