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Charlie Sheen

Ex-Assistant Dead

Drugs Found

7/2/2012 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Charlie Sheen's former assistant -- the man many claim was behind Charlie's drug binge last year -- was found dead, and TMZ has learned cops found a pharmacy full of drugs.

Rick Calamaro, who was in and out of Charlie's life for years, was found dead in his L.A. apartment yesterday, although it appears he was dead for several days.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops found "numerous pain medications and an open bottle of alcohol."

Rick was a club promoter who knew Charlie decades ago and some believe he supplied Sheen with drugs over the years.

Rick -- whom many Charlie insiders blamed for the actor's craziness in 2011 -- was with Charlie on the trip where Charlie trashed his room at The Plaza Hotel during a dispute with Capri Anderson.

Rick's cause of death has not been determined.

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Niktini    

can't say that the news is sad

841 days ago
2.

Jen    

Absolutely no shock here.

841 days ago
3.

Bitch please    

Unfortunate. Im shocked he wasnt one of Dr Drews patient that eventually ends up dead.

841 days ago
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ShrinkWrap    

This is about as shocking as Anderson Cooper being gay.

841 days ago
5.

zeke    

damn he had the good **** lol

841 days ago
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anonymous    

drugs are bad kids. When will people wake up? One more druggie helping Charlie gone. Sorry for his family's loss. That is all.

841 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

DRUGS are bad people!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIrGeWuSbZM

841 days ago
8.

Bobby    

Cause has not been determined. They might want to investigate whether drugs had anything to do with it. Just a suggestion.

841 days ago
9.

SusanCoyote    

I guess there is no use following him on Twitter anymore!

841 days ago
10.

Ann    

You reap what you sow. Be sure to keep us posted on the cause of death. I will be on the edge of my seat to find out the cause (sarcasm...eyes rolling).

841 days ago
11.

peoplearesilly    

Karma is a bitch. Hope all his drug-induced, fun-filled days were worth NOW BEING DEAD. Good things come to those who wait loser.

841 days ago
12.

Mumra the Ever Living    

I'm just shocked that anyone associated with Charley Sheen would die of a drug overdose.

841 days ago
13.

MGM    

Winning??

841 days ago
14.

CN    

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

RIP anyway. Addiction is a bitch.

841 days ago
15.

EggsOverEasy    

I always thought this guy was an uber-douche, and a profoundly unhealthy guy for Charlie to be around, because he seemed even more adolescent then Charlie does...

841 days ago
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