When a 29-year-old athlete dies suddenly it’s only natural to wonder how such an awful thing could’ve happened. And, unfortunately, it’s understandable to wonder if drugs played a part.
In the case of former Braves and Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson, we don’t know and won’t know what his official cause of death was for some time, but Atlanta’s WSB-TV and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are reporting that an initial police report listed “overdose” as a possible “crime” connected to his death. Toxicology reports, however, could take several weeks to come back and a final cause of death determination is for a coroner, not the police.
Sad circumstances regardless.