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    Columbine survivor and public speaker Austin Eubanks (37) found dead at his home

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/18/us/co...ead/index.html

    Austin Eubanks, one of the survivors of the 1999 Columbine shooting in Colorado, was found dead at his home early Saturday, according to Routt County, Colorado, Coroner Robert Ryg.
    Eubanks was found dead during a welfare check after he didn't answer his phone, Ryg said. Eubanks was 37.

    No foul play is suspected, and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday, Ryg said.

    Eubanks struggled with opioid addiction after the shooting and later became a public speaker discussing the issues of substance abuse in the country, according to his website. From his Twitter account, it appears he last spoke at the 2019 Connecticut Opioid and Prescription Drug Prevention Conference on May 2.
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/eubanksaustin

    his website:https://www.austineubanks.com/about


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    I really hope he didn’t od.

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    I really hope he didn’t od.
    Nothing official yet, but it sounds like he did.


    https://www.yourtango.com/2019324693...n-and-death-37

    4. Cause of death
    On May 18, 2019, Eubanks's father went to his home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where he found his son dead. At this time, police don't suspect foul play and cannot determine if the death was the result of an addiction relapse and accindental overdose until final toxicology reports come back. But CBS news reports that the Eubanks family issued a statement saying: "Unfortunately Austin lost the battle with the very disease he fought so hard to help others face. Helping to build a community of support is what meant the most to Austin, and we plan to continue his work. As you can imagine, we are beyond shocked and saddened and request that our privacy is respected at this time."

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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/13/us/co...rnd/index.html

    Columbine shooting survivor Austin Eubanks died of a heroin overdose

    Columbine survivor and addiction speaker Austin Eubanks died of "acute heroin toxicity," the coroner's office has confirmed.

    Eubanks, who was found dead last month during a welfare check after he didn't answer his phone, was 37.

    Eubanks' death has been "ruled an accidental heroin overdose," Routt County, Colorado, Coroner Robert Ryg, told CNN Thursday.

    "I'm very sad about it myself," Ryg said. "We were hoping for something else, heart attack or something."

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