David Gale’s cause of death was revealed by his mother. He died at the age of 58.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 actor is best known for playing the fiancée of Shannon Doherty’s character Brenda Walsh on the hit American drama, and for playing Dr. Joe Scanlon in the General Hospital spin-off Port Charles. I was there.
His sister Katie Colmenares confirmed his death last month, but previous reports said he died of complications from sudden cardiac arrest.
A statement from his mother, Mary Painter, confirmed that he died on January 16 of brain and heart complications from a drug overdose.
“It breaks my heart to know that my son died this way,” she said.
“David became dependent on medication after having numerous surgeries on his hand and wrist many years ago.
“For almost 10 years, he lived with incapacitating pain, with only complete disability, physical therapy and pain medication providing relief.
“He had a hard time coming off medications, but then turned to more Eastern pain management methods such as acupuncture and natural medicine.”
she added: deadline: “We can only assume that his former opioid addiction contributed to his self-medication from uncontrolled sources.”
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