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Hawthorne Heights' Bassist Casey Calvert Died of Accidental Substance Abuse

December 18, 2007 07:55:41 GMT

Hawthorne Heights guitarist Casey Calvert died due to the "acute combined effects of opiate, citalopram and clonazepam intoxication," it has been confirmed.


Hawthorne Heights' Bassist Casey Calvert Died of Accidental Substance Abuse
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Casey Calvert of the band Hawthorne Heights died of accidental mixture of medications, it has been confirmed.

The guitarist, according to the results of an autopsy released Monday, December 17 by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Washington DC, died due to the "acute combined effects of opiate, citalopram and clonazepam intoxication."

Casey was found dead on the group's tour bus outside a Washington, D.C. club on November 24. In a statement following the tragedy, the remaining members of Hawthorne Heights insisted their friend was "not doing anything illegal".

In a statement on their Website, posted the next day after Casey's sudden death took place, Hawthorne Heights said "We can say with absolute certainty that he was not doing anything illegal. Please, out of respect to Casey and his family, don't contribute or succumb to any gossip you may hear. We don't want his memory to be tainted in the least. Casey was our best friend. He was quirky and awesome and there will truly be no others like him! His loss is unexplainable. As soon as we know more we will let you know."

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