The Dark Side of Celebrity
When celebrities die, there is always speculation. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s reported death by overdose earlier today is already being linked to a string of overdoses from fentanyl-laced heroin hitting the east coast. I’m sure in the online fractals of paranoia, the speculation will deepen. Heath Ledger will be involved. And illicit knowledge. What did he know and/or who did he cross?
It’s easy to get caught up in the intrigue. I remember when Paul Walker died thinking of the death of the journalist Michael Hastings. The latter I presume to have been killed in a similar fiery luxury automobile crash, but Paul Walker? What could he possibly know? I waited a few weeks to let the internet do it’s thing, which is this:
Paul Walker and his friend were killed shortly after they discovered a conspiracy to supply victims of Typhon Haiyan with a prototype permanent birth control drug hidden in medicinal supplies and food aid. They had a damning recording and they were on their way to rendezvous with an ally who would have helped them get in touch with the right people. Turns out they were betrayed and someone rigged their car’s breaks to malfunction after a certain speed.
This is all easily dismissed. Don’t think twice, it’s alright. And certainly don’t listen to Dave McGowan discussing the bizarre happenings of Laurel Canyon.