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Re: "Cardiac Event"

Where was the "conspiracy" in accidentally choking on a sandwich, as many of us once thought Mama Cass had done till we heard otherwise? It was just a myth...probably got started 'cos she was fat and someone speculated she'd been pigging out, poor lady.

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Quote: Don B.
Urban myth. Cass Elliot died of a heart attack. There was no food in her trachia.


That's my whole point Mr. B.
Re: "Cardiac Event".

How long did that conspiricy theory last until the coroner's report surfaced.

Peace,
DLM

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Re: Cocaine and a "Cardiac Event"

My previous post crossed with your last one, Don. I agree that the duck looks like Whitney simply drowned on her own, probably after a cocaine-induced heart attack. I did put a wink mark after my "duck" question to Robin. I've never said there *is* any evidence of a conspiracy! I'm not talking about evidence right now-- only about the kind of open-mindedness to *possibilities* that the Great Detective Himself would espouse. Scoffing at "conspiracy theories" en masse as if they're ALL automatically equally dubious doth not a great or even good detective make. Without investigating possibilities, one is often not likely to *find* any evidence! That's all. Luv 'n' stuff, the Gumshoe Goddess, Nancy Druid :-) P.S. John Wilkes Booth, LOL

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Re: Cocaine and a "Cardiac Event"

Hi Laurie, Yes, I didn't make it clear which duck I was referring to. My guess is that the probable cause of death was due to a breakdown of the bodily functions/organs due to severe substance abuse.

Which is one of the reasons I give thanks to the universe several times a day that I survived all my addictions.

I have been clean and sober for 11 years now. Hooray!

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Re: Cocaine and a "Cardiac Event"

Hey Don, you "called" my duck correctly. :)

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Re: "Cardiac Event"

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...probably got started 'cos she was fat and someone speculated she'd been pigging out, poor lady.

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Hi Laurie, I am not at all overweight, but if I had to guess how I am going to die, it will probably be from pigging out on my ex husband's magnificent cooking. Not a bad way to go.

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Re: "Cardiac Event"

It wasn't so much a conspiracy as a rumor amongst the British press (who are even more eager for scandal than the American press) that got totelly out of hand. It was known that there was a partially eaten sandwich next to Cass's bed, somebody (nobody knows or weill admit who) speculated she might have choked on said sandwich (probably directed at Cass's weight), and it went totally out of control from there.

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Re: "Cardiac Event"

Its sad she had to go at her young age. My heart goes out to her loved ones and friends. You could see from her past appearances that there was some type of problem. Whitneys past continued to dog her.Sadly she is not alone among these dragons,who steal us away on a daily basis. We take notice when its a celebrity but its happening to our neighbor as we read this. Sorry to be a tail dragger!

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Re: Cocaine and a "Cardiac Event"

Agreed, one must stay open to the possiblities, but follow the evidence where it goes. My detective friends tell me 90% the evidence leads to a totally mundane conclusion - plot twists and sharp turns of event happen mostly in movies, books, and television.

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Re: Cocaine and a "Cardiac Event"

Quote: Don B.
"Agreed, one must stay open to the possiblities, but follow the evidence where it goes. My detective friends tell me 90% the evidence leads to a totally mundane conclusion - plot twists and sharp turns of event happen mostly in movies, books, and television."
I wouldn't disagree. My point is that the rule doesn't negate the exception, so the potential for the exception must always be borne in mind. When weird stuff happens, it happens, and it can be very, very weird. The frequency or lack thereof is ultimately immaterial.

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