Friday, December 07, 2007
We always joke about celebrities and their drug use, but they always seem to go to rehab just in the nick of time, and get on with their lives. After ten years or so, we forget about what they did 95% of the time because we have moved on to the next coke head. There are of course exceptions like Robert Downey Jr. and Scott Weiland who just seem to have particularly troublesome addictions and so are remembered longer. Robert seems to be doing well. Scott...not so much.
Anyway, yesterday afternoon, Katy French who was an Irish model and known throughout the world died as a result of heart failure brought on by the excessive use of coke. On Sunday afternoon she had some type of heart attack and almost immediately slipped into a coma before dying yesterday.
The police are investigating her death, but have not said whether it was an overdose or just a result of years of heavy cocaine abuse. Katy had recently admitted to taking the drug to stay thin and claimed she rarely if ever had to buy it on her own. She said in the statement that it was an awful drug and warned children to not make the same mistake she had.
Katy French turned 24 last week.