Skip to comments.Tom Petty's Autopsy: Singer Died From Massive Accidental Drug Overdose
Posted on 01/19/2018 4:56:40 PM PST by Wolfie
Tom Petty's Autopsy: Singer Died From Massive Accidental Drug Overdose
Tom Petty's autopsy results are in, and they show the singer died from an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications.
The L.A. County Coroner says a number of Tom's organs failed due to "mixed drug toxicity."
Tom's autopsy report shows the singer was on several pain meds, including Fentanyl patches, oxycodone (Oxycontin), temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa), acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl. The reason doctors prescribed the meds was because of a number of medical problems, including emphysema, knee problems and a fractured hip.
The family says the linchpin to Tom's demise was the fractured hip. He insisted on touring for 53 concert dates with the condition, which worsened over time and caused him to take the meds. On the date he had the heart attack he was told his hip had graduated to a full-on break that made the pain unbearable and may have caused the overuse of meds.
The autopsy says Petty suffered from coronary artery atherosclerosis.
As we reported ... Tom's official death certificate left his cause of death as "deferred," leaving it as a mystery until now.
We broke the story ... Tom went into full cardiac arrest before being taken to a hospital in L.A. He eventually died when his family took him off life support.
Fentanyl was also linked to the deaths of Prince and Lil Peep.
Tom was 66.
Fentanyl? Did he have cancer?
the singer was on several pain meds, including Fentanyl patches, oxycodone (Oxycontin), temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa), acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl.
Enough to kill anyone.
No, he had pain. A lot of pain. That is what fentanyl is used for.
Prince mixed close to the same cocktail.
And what result did it get?
The Whitman's Sampler of opioids.
Surgery is what u do to correct knee and hip problems.
Pain pills was not the solution.
He was loaded with cocktails.
Did you read the statement from his family or do you just prefer to make ill-informed insensitive remarks?
Go after Big Pharma, who are making billions off of the opioid epidemic, or the doctor who prescribed way too many pills...but try showing a little compassion for a family who is hurting!
Fentanyl? Did he have cancer?
“No competent physician would prescribe that toxic cocktail.”
Considering what I have to do to get one pill a day out of the VA, I can believe that.
I saw him play a month before he died, great show. He had to postpone it a week due to laryngitis from a cold. I heard he had arthritis, but no idea it was that bad. A trooper to the end, but so sad.
`pain is completely subjective...
You take Xanax away it's still too heavy for a wirey guy who should have had a 'body man' or personal valet. Narcan probably would have brought him back if he had a body man who knew wtf he was doing.
RIP Tom. Loved your music.
Sounds like he was literally willing to risk his life to squeeze out one last tour.
Actor Heath Ledger also.
Opiates and benzodiazepines.
Last Dance with Mary Jane
One more time to ease the pain
- Live by the sword......
By the sewer I lived
By the sewer I died
They said it was murder
But it was sewer side
Are you the same idiot that diagnosed Trump with mental problems with ever having met him, or a different idiot?
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