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Keith Richards: "I Snorted My Father"

4/3/2007 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Keith RichardsThere's very little in the physical world that Keith Richards hasn't, by his own admission, ingested either by mouth or by nose -- including, it seems, his father's ashes.

The Rolling Stones axeman revealed to NME, the British music magazine, that he once snorted the remains of his own dad, Bert, leavened with a bit of cocaine to make it go down easier. "He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared ... It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive," says Keith.

Bert died in 2002 at the age of 84. Richards has four children of his own, and will play Johnny Depp's dad in the forthcoming third installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series.

This just proves that for sons and daughters, knowledge really is powder.

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76.

jaded    

TMZ Check your facts!

His dad died in 2000. And this story is a JOKE.

2655 days ago
77.

rj    

Probably the reason HE LOOKS LIKE DEATH.

2655 days ago
78.

Puh-lease    

HARVEY,

FROM MTV:

In a buzz-killing mood, though, we decided to check with Richards' longtime manager, Jane Rose. We asked her about the dad-snorting quotes in the NME interview. She responded with an e-mail:

"Said in jest," she explained. "Can't believe anyone took [it] seriously."

So, what do you think Harv?

2655 days ago
79.

David Orbach    

#77 - I'll tell you what's wrong with people these days. They'll believe anything.

2655 days ago
80.

shirliana    

SO DISGUSTING... ABSOLUTELY NO RESPECT FOR HIS FATHER... HE ALWAYS LOOKS SO HIGH AND TO MIX THOSE ASHES WITH COCAINE IS INSANE.,.. HE WILL BE THE NEXT ONE TO GO..

2655 days ago
81.

scoobies    

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah -- people of the whirl, lighten up! That's entertainment - you foolish bastards

2654 days ago
82.

Martin Huizing    

And now you can vote to who was more outrageous!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBhN53Cw9gk

2654 days ago
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