The report from Daily Telegraph suggested that the famed musician who passed away this Christmas had been fighting against the addiction to the illegal substances. “He’s been rushed to A&E on several occasions,” the anonymous source informed the newspaper, “He used heroin. I think it’s amazing he’s lasted as long as he has.”
Cardiac arrest – the cause of death according to his manager, Michael Lipman – is common among heroin users. Heroin is a Class A drug in the UK, and is considered one of the most addictive substances to take. Side effects of usage can include abscesses, infected heart valves, blood borne infections, constipation, as well as pneumonia, which the star had previously suffered from.