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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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31.

Gretel    

Wow drugs! I can't imagine anyone connected with Charlie would ever have anything to do with drugs.

779 days ago
32.

Carl    

Looks like someone should have gotten an infusion of Tiger's Blood.

779 days ago
33.

KnuckleDragger    

The first thing I think of is all those around me that did drugs and died...and the ones tough enough to do drugs and survive, like myself. Charlie has strong genes and will survive them all. Not conjecture, IMO...fact.

779 days ago
34.

Carla628    

The vicious cycle of dealer/addict. No one wins.

779 days ago
35.

StarryStarryNight    

i went to a funeral where the guy had been dead in his apartment for a couple of days before he was found.

died an alcoholic.

why they had an open casket i'll never know.

779 days ago
36.

Good riddance!    

Dealer down! Dealer down! I'm sure Sheen has a few dozen back ups to take up the slack.

779 days ago
37.

SNAFU    

Well now, no loss then.

779 days ago
38.

Italia    

Better him than Charlie. Now I hope that Charlie can't get anymore drugs and will stay clean and sober.

779 days ago
39.

dj    

i'll take that guy's job! Charlie let's go bang some pornstars and hookers!

779 days ago
40.

Robo    

This is bad news for Charlie. Maybe Charlie had a back-up supplier.

779 days ago
41.

Robo    

So many unanswered questions. Why did it take so long to discover his body? Did he leave a note? Any signs of suicide or homicide? Any messages on his phone? Who called him last? What kind of alcohol? What kinds of pharmaceuticals were found? What was relationship with Charlie Sheen? Any comment by Sheen? Comments from neighbors? Does he have an arrest record? Convictions? When did he first become Sheen's assistant and when and why did it end? Did he have a tie around his neck at the time and his pants down?

779 days ago
42.

tamarind    

Silly assistant...drugs are for Charlie!

779 days ago
43.

charlie trinh    

I HOPE this news become the lession for the people who thinking about using drug.please don't you'll end up like that.

779 days ago
44.

tellmeaboutit     

Maybe Chuckles should see this as a sort of a Ghost of Christmas Future reflection on his own life. Of course, he won't since no one can tell him anything.

779 days ago
45.

ultimatebandgirl    

What someone associated ends up dead from drugs. Why does this not surprise me.

779 days ago
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