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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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gutsygirl    

Yeah...but this guy did drugs. Charlie only drinks. *eyes rolling*

758 days ago
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Jodi    

Sorry to hear someone died that way but he probably was Charlie's dope man. Maybe this will shake Charlie up enough to leave the drugs alone for good.

758 days ago
18.

Truth    

DRUG DEAL GONE BAD... WHAT ELSE IS NEW. #TRUTH!!

758 days ago
19.

Keyser Söze    

Weirdly enough, that death is GREAT NEWS for Sheen's career and personal life.

One less leech to full in drug habit... that can't hurt. Then again, if Charlie really wants drugs, he can still get drugs. Easily.

758 days ago
20.

Andrew    

Rick was broken down drug addict, If anything Sheen and his insane millions provided the drugs for Rick.

758 days ago
21.

Eddie    

Only a matter of time before Calamaro did himself in. Once you speed past 30, don't expect drugs and alcohol to cut you any slack. Messin' with drugs at age 50 and beyond?? RUSSIAN ROULETTE, baby. His number was called.

758 days ago
22.

Marsy    

wow no sympathy. i felt bad when they said he had been dead for several days, and no one noticed.

758 days ago
23.

GabyO    

Color me NOT SURPRISED!

758 days ago
24.

beachkid    

Good Riddance!

758 days ago
25.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

When you burn the spot. You eventually get burned.

758 days ago
26.

Rory    

"it appears he was dead for several days."
Sad. No one missed him. I guess his friends are using another dealer.

758 days ago
27.

Michelle    

It is sad and scary since it really could happen to many many people.

758 days ago
28.

Uh    

Nobody is responsible for Sheen's behavior except Sheen. As for being Charlie's "assistant" , only in the eyes of one TMZ staff person. Story contains lots of supposition but little or no fact.

758 days ago
29.

kitnplayn    

I always wondered if someone was cutting Charlie Sheen's coke with crystal meth, because it's often a way for dealers to get a blast of blow for themselves, by stealing a bit of coke from each customer, and replacing the lost weight with crystal meth, which is much cheaper. Guys like Sheen who do coke for many years, know how to use it, so his going a bit crazy had to be something else.
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A guy named bongrip, who has a webcam room [named marijuanatheband] at stickam.com, has a show every day from 420 pm to 420 am pacific time, had the same thing hapn to him. His pot dealer starting cutting his weed with meth, but it wasn't to save money, it was because the second guy wanted bongrips audience for his own webcam room. Competition, and they live in the same SoCal city. Bongrip went nuts for awhile in the same way that Sheen did, but he refuses to believe the rumors that his weed was cut with meth. LOL. Crazy freakin Americans!

758 days ago
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Javadude54    

Poor Charlie... now he'll have to find a new crack dealer.

758 days ago
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