Archive for Celebrity

‘He loved me so much…’: Shah Rukh Khan mourns Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise — (Free Press Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Popular Bollywood actor takes antidepressants, hangs himself, everyone shocked.
Chantal Ackerman: My Mother Laughs review – too umbilically linked? A moving record of the complex relations between mother and daughter— (The Arts Desk)
SSRI Ed note: Talented filmmaker suffers depression, is hospitalized and medicated, admits to thoughts of suicide, ultimately kills herself.
Ashley Massaro Died of Apparent Suicide After Claiming Years of Depression, Injuries Suffered from WWE Career — (The Blast)
SSRI Ed note: Former WWE wrestling star suffers effects of repeated head injuries, including depression. She takes antidepressants, unexpectedly hangs herself. CTE blamed.
Call for suicide prevention — (The Express Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Successful model feeling stress goes to psychiatrist for treatment, dies by suicide .Everyone shocked. Depression blamed.
Travels with Anthony Bourdain — (The New Yorker)
Andy Spade Gives Heartbreaking Statement On Wife Kate Spade’s Death: ‘We Can’t Even Begin To Fathom Life Without Her’ Rachel West — (MSN)
SSRI Ed note: Designer takes meds for depression, anxiety, that obviously did not help, unexpectedly dies by suicide. Husband believes mental illness the problem.
Selma Blair pours heart out about battling alcoholism and depression — and hoping to land good roles again — (Yahoo Entertainment)
SSRI Ed note: Actress taking medication for "four years of postpartum depression" and “crippling anxiety" drinks on airplane, has meltdown, has to be carried off.
Mariah Carey reveals her battle with bipolar disorder — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer takes medication to control "bipolar" - a condition often diagnosed to explain a manic reaction to antidepressants - encourages others to get "help".
Patton Oswalt Reveals Wife Died Due to Prescription Medications and Undiagnosed Heart Condition — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Writer with undiagnosed heart condition takes Adderall, Xanax, fentanyl, dies in sleep.
Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: Singer on temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa) and painkillers works with hip fracture, it gets worse, he take too many meds, dies.
Autopsy: Roy Halladay had 3 drugs in his system during plane crash — (The Philly Voice)
SSRI Ed note: Baseball hall of fame pitcher takes Prozac, Ambien, other meds, does dangerous, illegal "hotdog" maneuvres in his new aircraft, dies in crash. Everyone shocked.
The Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Has Died At Age 46 — (ET CANADA)
SSRI Ed note: Performer stressed by split with husband gets psychiatric medication for depression, bipolar, has air rage incident (no alcohol), in Jan 2018 "dies suddenly".
Lil Peep cause of death revealed by coroner — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Rapper overdoses on Xanax and painkiller 2 weeks after single from album hits top 100.
Frank Sinatra’s manager: Meds to blame for failing health — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer taking Elavil [amitriptyline] is paranoid, unhappy, anxious, loses memory and coordination. No apparent positive effects.
The Dark Side of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: Battle With Addiction Inspired and Plagued Singer, Shadowing His Massive Success — (E News)
SSRI Ed note: Linkin Park lead singer, history of depression, heavy drinking, antidepressant use, hangs himself.
YouTube star Stevie Ryan ‘totally off anti-depressants,’ grieving death of grandfather just before suicide — (The Mercury News)
SSRI Ed note: Utube star with history of depression, taking medications that stop working, stops taking all antidepressants, dies by suicide after death of grandfather.
Ghostbusters II Baby Oscar Actor and John Denver’s Nephew Dead of Apparent Suicide After Battle with Mental Illness — (People)
SSRI Ed note: "Upbeat, healthy, witty, kind, outgoing" man, 29, given psych drugs that "took a toll on his personality", dies by suicide, schizoaffective disorder blamed.
Chris Cornell, Dead of Suicide, Was Guiding Force in Grunge Music — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Grunge band frontman, recovering addict, not suicidal or depressed, takes Ativan, commits suicide by hanging. Everyone shocked.
Canadian Ty Pozzobon’s death a wake-up call for rodeo riders about effects of concussions — (The National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Talented young bull rider suffers multiple concussions, seeks "treatment" from family physician, dies by suicide. CTE blamed.
How Did George Michael Die? Cause Of Death For Ex-Wham! Singer Is Unknown As He Dies ‘Peacefully’ At Home — (Follow News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer takes zolpidem and Effexor, drives badly impaired, is convicted twice (2007 & 2010). At 53, dies in sleep at home, cause not yet known.
Kanye West’s ‘Erratic’ Medication Dosage Reportedly Led To Hospitalization — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Rapper exhibits erratic behaviour caused by his medications, inclusing Lexapro.
Coronation Street’s Bev Callard is ‘signed off’ by soap bosses after suffering a medical episode as her medication for depression is ‘suddenly discontinued’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Soap star on antidepressants loses best friend to cancer, has serious withdrawal "illness" when one of her meds is discontinued, off work for 2 months.
Shattered Dream: The Shocking Death of Former Braves Phenom. Tommy Hanson Left Friends, Family to Pick Up the Pieces — (Bleacher Report)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, family-oriented former major-league baseball player takes antidepressants for grief, loses edge, kills himself with drugs and alcohol.
Top comedy writer who penned jokes for James Corden, Steve Coogan and Jack Dee gassed himself in car next to his favourite fishing lake after battle with depression — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Writer on antidepressants argues with wife, leaves home, commits suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. Depression blamed.
Kimberly Wyatt saw psychiatrist for depression — (The Orangeville Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Singer finds that dancing is better than medication for overcoming depression.
Who killed the 20th century’s greatest spy? — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Arms dealer showing effects of severe stress takes antidepressants, jumps from his balcony and dies. Espionage blamed. Coroner finds no evidence of murder.
‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ star Amanda Peterson died of accidental overdose, Coroner says — (Los Angeles Times)
Misty Upham: the tragic death and unscripted life of Hollywood’s rising star — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Native American actress dies tragically
‘I was a pill-popper’: Aussie songstress Sia reveals new details of her battle with drug and alcohol addiction and depression — (Daily Mail Australia)
SSRI Ed note: Singer diagnosed as bi-polar almost commits suicide, survives, recovers and stops taking drugs.
Mort de Marco Pantani: la piste du suicide privilégiée à celle de l’homicide/ Marco Pantani’s Death Looks Like Suicide — (Libération)
SSRI Ed note: A new investigation reveals, 10 yrs after the death of top Italian cyclist, was more likely suicide than the originally reported cause.
Robin Williams — Suicide Triggered by Depression, Parkinson's, Paranoia — (TMZ.com)
SSRI Ed note: Comedian took Remeron and other meds, hanged himself
Actress Lynsey Pow found hanged after battles with cocaine and gambling debts — (London Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Actress on antidepressants uses illegal drugs, runs up gambling debts, hangs herself, leaves a note. Coroner decides not necessarily suicide.
Rob Bironas had .218 blood alcohol, report says — (The Tennesean)
SSRI Ed note: Titans kicker taking Valium uncharacteristically drinks alcohol and drives, has fatal accident.
Terry Bradshaw: Interview with Scott Ross — (CBN.com)
SSRI Ed note: Football player diagnosed and medicated for ADD is diagnosed with serious depression, and treated for that, does not cope, has 3 marriages.
Mother’s Little Poisoner: L'Wren Scott and a Classic Modus Operandi — (DavidHealy.org)
SSRI Ed note: Circumstances of death point to another antidepressant tragedy
‘Boris Berezovsky was a broken man’: Inquest into death of Russian oligarch hears he had been devastated at losing a multi-billion pound legal battle with Roman Abramovich — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man with lawsuit takes antidepressants, has personality change, loses lawsuit, hangs himself.
'I lean on alcohol when I'm depressed': Brandi Glanville admits heavy drinking and taking prescription drugs during heated RHOBH reunion — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman's alcohol use goes up with antidepressant use
Philip Seymour Hoffman died of accidental drug overdose: Medical Examiner
SSRI Ed note: illegal drug and antidepressant abuse go together
Friends tried to save fragile Charlotte Dawson – (The Sydney Morning Herald)
SSRI Ed note: TV presenter takes antidepressant, dies by suicide
Ian Thorpe ‘admitted to rehab’ after incident with police — (Courier Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Swimming champion taking pain medication and antidepressants found disoriented.
Justin Bieber arrested for drag-racing DUI: Did weed, alcohol & antidepressants — (The Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Singer taking combination of drugs, including andidepressant, shows poor judgement
Lauren’s niece faces claims for compensation after air-rage fine—(Independant.ie)
SSRI Ed note: Air rage incident involving antidepressant and alcohol
Utah tragedy: The last flight of Speedy Peterson — (Salt Lake City Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Olympic skier on Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin and Zoloft dies by suicide.
Ned Vizzini Commits Suicide, Another Victim of Depression — (Liberty Voice)
SSRI Ed note: Acclaimed author prescribed Wellbutrin, Zoloft, and Effexor, commits suicide.
Kate Barry: Daughter of Jane Birkin and John Barry found dead after fall from Paris apartment — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Fashion photographer on antidepressants jumps or falls from apartment balcony and dies.
Prized for His Aggression, Incognito Struggled to Stay in Bounds — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: NFL offensive guard on Paxil a bit too aggressive
Lee Thompson Young suffered from bipolar disorder before suicide: coroner’s report — (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Rizzoli & Isles star, 29, takes Lithium and Quetiapine, shoots himself.
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men Star, Opens Up About Her Depression — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Actress takes antidepressants for 15 years, says they reduce "lows" but also dull experience and do not work. Reports feeling much better off them.
CBeebies presenter Sarah-Jane Honeywell flashes the flesh in raunchy pictures — (Daily Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: TV presenter with wholesome image takes and comes off Prozac, poses for raunchy photos, loses job
Grieving boyfriend calls Gia Allemand ‘the most beautiful person’ as friends say failing relationship tormented her — New York Post
SSRI Ed note: Depressed reality TV personality known to abuse cocaine and prescription meds hangs herself