‘Overdose’ last week, I think on Tuesday,she died just gave up breathing toppled over a big smashed doll with the needle still in her arm
Isabella Marie SammartanoWith deep sadness we mourn the sudden passing of our dear daughter Isabella (Bella) Sammartano, age 20, who succumbed to her battle with addiction and died from a heroin overdose in our home on March 24, 2017. Showing strength, determination, and a love for life, Bella lived clean for the last 16 months before her sudden relapse last week, succumbing to this terrible disease, now an epidemic and taking far too many of our loved ones from us every day.
The 23-year-old had recently completed a program at a sober-living facility.Photo Bébéranol/ Wikimedia CommonsAshley Sawyer, who appeared on season 2 of the MTV docu-series Catfish, passed away on Saturday at the age of 23. According to local police, her death is being investigated as a drug overdose.
Inside, an emotional father celebrated the life of his oldest boy, once an honor student on full academic scholarship. With painful honesty, he told the world that heroin made it all go wrong.”Our honesty and openness in his obituary was so that other parents can follow suit without shame or embarrassment,” his father said at the funeral.Bill Scannell and Emmett’s mom, Aimee, decided to be open about the cause of their son’s death. They posted a Facebook message with their son’s obituary, and Emmett’s dad read it before all at the funeral.
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL BUT SO IS GOD. Iman Abdulmajid, who has been married to Bowie since 1992, shared two poignant tweets on Jan. 9 and 10.One day after Bowie’s 69th birthday and one day before his passing, Imam posted one of her daily inspirational sayings on Twitter under the hashtag #ImanDaily. “Sometimes you never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory,” she shared.
I watched Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary, yesterday. What an unbelievable spirit she was. What a beautiful and unique presence! The film’s depiction of the unfolding tragedy of her addiction haunted me through last night’s quasi-sleep.There was a moment in the doc where Amy has just won the Grammy Award for Best Song for “Rehab.” Everyone is celebrating this unbelievable achievement, but Amy confides in a friend that “this is all so boring without drugs.” The irony is not lost on anyone.I’m sitting there thinking, Dopamine. Dopamine. DOPAMINE!!! Her brain is damaged from alcoholism and drug abuse and she cannot feel much of anything without the artificial dopamine boost that drugs such as crack cocaine can give her.Go back and pore over Rehab’s lyrics and you will quickly understand why this song, with it’s (you’ll regret this someday) chorus, would become her noose. Amy sings, “They tried to make me go to rehab. I said, “No, no, no!”Two of the most important aspects of Amy’s addiction, her bulimia and codependency, are present throughout her adult life and using. And they are addictions which, while less in your face, contributed as much to her demise as her drug and alcohol use.