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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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46.

ultimatebandgirl    

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

759 days ago
47.

ex lax    

he should use his name carlos estevez to hide the fact he is a loser

759 days ago
48.

It's Dave    

Apparently Rick didn't have tiger blood. Or perhaps he was just another victim of the Vatican assassins. Either way, Carlos is going to need a new dealer.

759 days ago
49.

rsmik    

cherchez le charlie

759 days ago
50.

jokerchick    

shocking

759 days ago
51.

me    

One down, one to go. Soon Mexico's cartels will have no one to sell to.

759 days ago
52.

newyawkahbroad@optonline.net    

Charlie should not be too far behind.....

758 days ago
53.

BigJigga304    

Need a new connect, Charlie? Call me

758 days ago
54.

OhRielly    

Vague...I'm just going to assume they found Liquor.

758 days ago
55.

AgentBlonde    

Just read an article in lA Weekly about Rick, and he had a pretty interesting life. RIP.

757 days ago
56.

AgentBlonde    

LA Weekly; I swear I cannot type at all today!

757 days ago
57.

prutt    

not Winning!

756 days ago
58.

Vic    

Some people..Rick was just found, theres not going to be a tox report for weeks, but some are just ready to trash others with out any facts. As for those whom 'joke' about the death of others whom 'may' have overdosed; You are sin less? you do not have any areas in your life that were not the best? You have no idea how it is to lose a loved one whom has died? Crass bottom feeders all over you...Tmz, show a little respect...@ss holes s*** bags all of you, you sicken me. DIAF.

753 days ago
59.

jpm4444    

Just try to find someone in hollywood that isn't taking a crap load of prescription meds.

748 days ago
60.

Jet    

Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. People check yourself with the ugly comments, true or not on what is being reported, it is not the time, have some kind of compassion for the folks who have just lost a loved one.

748 days ago
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