Originally Posted by GingersMom
This news makes me sick to my stomach. What a waste!
That's what my boss said. He couldn't believe it. He said `he lived every Perth kid's dream - and now dead so young. I wish we could get people to go around to all the schools in this city and say to young people "here is another Perth boy who grew up successful and died from drugs"'
And it's true - there's another really famous, incredibly talented Perth athlete whose last year or so has been blighted by drug addiction and run-ins with the law. Kids absolutely idolise him, and he just abuses it.
Too much fame and freedom too young, and some of them just can't handle it and they end up dead way before their time. It's such a tragedy.