It’s another sad story about a Hollywood life ending in horrible tragedy.
UPDATE on April 24:
An autopsy has revealed that Erin Moran “likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer.”
“A joint investigation into Mrs. Moran’s death was conducted by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Harrison County Coroner’s Office. A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs. Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer,” Sheriff Rod Seelye said in a statement sent to Fox News.
Toxicology results are pending but no illegal narcotics were discovered at Moran’s Indiana residence, the statement revealed.
Moran, 56, was found dead Saturday by emergency responders after a dispatcher for the Harrison County sheriff’s department received a 911 call.
The final days of Moran’s life were plagued with instability as the star shuffled around various locations in Harrison County while her fellow former child actors tried in vain to get her the help she needed.
Read more: Fox News
The following is the original ClashDaily report.
Erin Moran, who shot to fame playing teenager Joanie Cunningham in 1970s sitcom Happy Days, has died at the age of 56.
Authorities found Moran’s body in Indiana following a call about an ‘unresponsive female about 4pm Saturday.
[Sources say] Moran, who lived in a trailer park in New Salisbury, Indiana, died of a suspected heroin overdose.
…Her downward spiral became evident in September 2012, when she was photographed looking worse for wear outside a Holiday Inn in Corydon, Indiana, after reportedly being kicked out of the trailer she shared with her husband Steve Fleischmann.
Erin was reportedly told to leave the trailer she’d been sharing with her husband by his mother, who was tired of her ‘hard-partying ways.’
The National Enquirer reported earlier that year the couple had moved into the ‘rundown trailer park’ after losing their California home to foreclosure.
‘Erin was going out to bars and coming home at all hours of the night, sometimes with her rowdy bar friends, and Steve’s mom just couldn’t take it anymore,’ a source said.
The publication claimed Erin was ‘bouncing’ from motel to motel. —DailyMail
She is one of the latest victims of America’s rising Heroin problem that desperately needs a solution.
We had a president that wept on TV about gun deaths, but did NOT make overdose deaths a national concern. Considering we’ve been reading news like this one for years…
Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and firearms (deaths),” the Drug Enforcement Agency announced on Wednesday. — CNS (2015)
… it’s time we take this issue seriously. Including cutting it off at the source.
We need to do this both for the lives of those addicted and for the loved ones those addictions hurt.