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Why this spate of Young Hollywood people dying? Is being in proximity to fame hazardous to your health? —Cara, Michigan via the Answer B!tch inbox You speak of Brittany Murphy and Casey Johnson, who died at the respective ages of 32 and 30 under murky circumstances. Causes of death in each case are far from conclusive, though reports indicate that a pharmacy of prescription drugs was found by Murphy's bed, including the Vicodin cousins hydrocodone and Vicoprofen and that Johnson had also battled addictions to drugs that may have included OxyContin. (She also suffered from diabetes.) Let's also not forget that DJ Am overdosed on a combination of illegal and prescription drugs, and »

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