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Ex-WWE Star Luna -- Death Ruled 'Accidental'

10/13/2010 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former WWE star Gertrude "Luna" Vachon died from an overdose of painkillers and anti-anxiety medication ... this according to the District Six Medical Examiner's Office in Florida.

Gertrude Luna Vachon death.

We're told toxicology results finally came back this morning -- and revealed the 48-year-old wrestler had oxycodone and benzodiazepine in her system when she died in her Florida home back in August.  The "manner of death" was ruled "accidental."

As we previously reported, investigators found crushed pill residue and snorting straws at multiple locations inside Luna's house.

Luna's ashes were scattered last month at the North Carolina ranch where her godfather Andre The Giant was also laid to rest.

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1.

Vince Robles    

So unfortunate for that to happen. Luna was indeed a skilled wrestler. I remember the times she had with Goldust. Still, she will be missed alot

1385 days ago
2.

artie help    

vince , what the hell are you talking about, what do you think this is a funeral, shut up withyour nonsense and get a grip, luna was the MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

1385 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

A celeb could shoot themselves in the head 5 times and examiners would rule 'Accidental'. Idiots.

1385 days ago
4.

JLS    

Don't any of these people learn from each other's deaths? Snorting this stuff is absurd and any reasonable thinking person should KNOW it's going to end up badly. Honestly, it's just stupid on an epic level.

1385 days ago
5.

Robert    

Looks a lot like dog the booty hunter...if he was taking testosterone shots...

1385 days ago
6.

Rachel Rothechild    

Did the CEO Linda Machman of WWE send her condolences or is she too busy running for office for Connecticut.

1385 days ago
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TMP    

I don't understand why they rule a drug overdose an accident. They were doing DRUGS and overdosed. She was clearly not taking them correctly if she was SNIFFING them. Shouldn't they rule her death a Drug Overdose. I don't really get the accidental overdose either... there is a risk when you do drugs and that risk is death.. it's not an accident if you know that it can happen. It's like those girls out there who say "I got pregnant by accident"... um... you know that having unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy, so it's not an accident, it's just engaging in risky behavior!

1385 days ago
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timsami    

Holy Sht! For a second I thought Khloe Kardashian went blonde.

1385 days ago
9.

O from SR    

I've seen this a couple times on here before and it bothers me to no end. Benzodiazepine is a class of drugs including alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), and lorazepam (Ativan) to name a few. It is used in this story, and many before, as if it were the name of a specific drug. It would be like saying "the coroner found traces of OPIOID in her system." Opioid is just the class of drug, while oxycodone is the actual drug found in her system.

1385 days ago
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Muppet    

I don't understand why they rule a drug overdose an accident. They were doing DRUGS and overdosed. She was clearly not taking them correctly if she was SNIFFING them. Shouldn't they rule her death a Drug Overdose. I don't really get the accidental overdose either... there is a risk when you do drugs and that risk is death.. it's not an accident if you know that it can happen. It's like those girls out there who say "I got pregnant by accident"... um... you know that having unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy, so it's not an accident, it's just engaging in risky behavior!

Posted at 12:51 PM on Oct 13, 2010 by TMP

I agree TMP. I was trying to get Harvey Levin to clarify how they rule overdose as opposed to accidental overdose. To me it doesn't seem to be fitting in cases where the person is clearly a druggie snorting their medication. To me an accidental overdose would be someone taking two pain killers instead of one for a headache and overdosing, not someone who is using drugs irresponsibly. Be interesting to find out how they distinguish between the two.

1385 days ago
11.

Larry    

A drug overdose can be intentional or accidental. Someone taking a whole bottle of sleeping pills is not doing drugs for recreation, it's a suicide attempt. Someone mixes drugs of non-lethal quantities producing a lethal drug interaction and you have an accidental death.

1385 days ago
12.

Linda    

I wonder what she was taking oxycodone for. Maybe a back injury or pinched nerve. Sounds like a drug addiction to me if she is snorting pills. Oxycodone is a wicked drug to get off of. Alot of people die everyday from this drug. My brother died in 2006 from the same drug. My heart goes out to the friends and family for their loss. It just didnt have to happen. I think they should change the law on who can prescribe this drug because it is as addicting as Herion.

1385 days ago
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Gator    

>As we previously reported, investigators found crushed pill residue and snorting straws at multiple locations inside Luna's house.<

Good Bye Druggie!

1385 days ago
14.

Mis    

Luna saved my life & my sanity... Just more proof that if there is a God - he/she has one effed up way of caring for the "good ones"... One of the best humans I've ever been lucky enough to share time with - Sometimes The Universe really sucks...

1364 days ago
15.

Mis    

Oh, and to all of you geniuses that commented on this story - without using the walnut-sized brain that you have (this means YOU "Gator", "Muppet", "Robert", etc., and the rest of the Troglodytes!!!): Read a book. Get a life. Have some compassion. And for Everyone's sake: Please, please, please... Don't breed!!!

1363 days ago

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