The LA County medical examiner revealed his cause of death on January 19 the following year, after which his wife Dana admitted he had been dealing with various medical problems, including a fractured hip.
The coroner named the cause of death as an accidental overdose, which Dana suggested was to deal with the unbearable pain of his hip.
Speaking to Billboard, she said: “He’d had it [hip surgery] in mind it was his last tour and he owed it to his long-time crew, from decades some of them, and his fans…
“He had those three shows in L.A. Never had he been so proud of himself, so happy, so looking forward to the future – and then he’s gone.”
Tom had previously struggled with an addiction to heroin, though he kicked this habit in 1999, long before this incident.
Published at Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:21:15 +0000