… I have completely forgotten about Ross
I was however recalling the recent atom of information concerning Barret. People (usually adults) often say things such as “drugs are bad” without much to induce belief in their audience (usually youngsters). There are however a few demonstrable failures.
- Amy Winehouse, who died of a massive self-inflicted alcohol dose. Her alcohol problem had apparently become worse since she cut the heroine and cocaine.
- Janis Joplin, a performer on a par with Aretha Franklin but who succumbed to heroine in her early adulthood, IIRC.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman, until he died in 2014 I didn’t know that he had a problem.
- “Syd” Barrett, who basically fell apart mentally after using LSD.
So if anybody was in any doubt about drugs…