Tommy Hanson, the former Braves and Angels pitcher, died in early November at the age of 29. At the time the police report of his death listed “overdose” as a possible factor in his death. Toxicology reports came back late last week and have confirmed that as the cause of death.
It was an accidental overdose, it appears, with Hanson suffering from a delayed reaction of cocaine and alcohol. The story at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hanson appeared fine in the late night/early morning he was was drinking and using cocaine, but the next morning he was found unresponsive and 9-1-1 was called.
The results of the toxicology report are not, based on earlier reports, surprising, but they are no less sad.