July 8, 1969

July8On this day in 1969, Marianne Faithfull was found in a coma from a drug overdose.

After drug addiction to cocaine and heroin, the custody loss of her son, a miscarriage at seven-and-a-half months pregnant, and then a break up with Mick Jagger, Faithfull swallowed 150 Tuinals, highly addictive sedatives.

While at Mount St, Margaret Hospital in Sydney, Australia, she would be comatose for seven days.  She had come to Sydney with Jagger while he was filming Ned Kelly.

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  1. I love reading these, killer finds.

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