If 99.9% of artists never make it, why are the 0.1% that do so tortured? That's a complicated tale that intertwines creativity, fame, and money, and some studies indicate that musicians are more prone to depression than other personalities or vocations. Sadly, the end result is often a tragic, early death for the most talented among us.
It was the same old story with Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, who died two years ago after overdosing on painkiller medications. But who was enabling this pill-popping, over-the-counter problem? In the case of Gray, it was Ohio-based physician Daniel Baldi, now charged on eight different counts of involuntary manslaughter for a series of deaths that include Gray.
The story on Gray was nothing short of tragic. After years of addiction, Gray was found dead in a hotel room in Urbandale, just outside the band's home roost of Des Moines. That's close to where Baldi practiced, at the now-shuttered medical practice in Iowa. According to documents obtained by the Des Moines Register, Baldi...
The question is whether Baldi is really the one to blame, a question that will now be handled by the court system. These types of charges against physicians are actually uncommon, especially if the patients willfully violated clearly stated prescription instructions. Sadly, Baldi may be on his balls simply because of Gray's high-profile death, though the physician has already braced for a fight against the charges.
Beavis Thursday, September 06, 2012
You guys wrote "balls". He He. ;)
Visitor Thursday, September 06, 2012
who wrote this? who edited it? you can't even get Paul Gray's name right through out your article, confusing the Dr. and him over and over. withdraw this crap
paul Thursday, September 06, 2012
My huge apologies on this, somehow an earlier draft was published initially, resulting in the half-bakedness. It's updated.