Friday, May 6, 2016

Purple Haze

It's been about two weeks since the death of musical icon Prince and, so far, the media wants to blame his death on a dependency to pain pills. I have my doubts. My aunt died of a heart attack many years ago at the age of 49. She was an active member of her church choir and, as far as I know, she never did a drug in her life. Had she been famous and addicted to pain pills, hypothetically speaking, the media would have attributed her death to pain pills, regardless of the fact that she may have died either way. Prince was 57 years old. He wasn't exactly a spring chicken. These things happen. Many deaths can be attributed to a dependency on drugs and it is possible that drugs played a part in his death. Death and drug dependency, however, are not mutually exclusive.

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