Merritt Buttrick

Not that I’m outta touch or anything, but I just found out that Merritt Butrick died.( hey, it was just t’other day- 1989!) Can anyone fill me on on the circumstances of his death? I missed this completely the first time around.


I see. Was he an IV drug user, or one of the unlucky first wave of homosexuals who caught AIDS before it was really identified as a threat and the transmission vectors understood?

I don’t honestly know. It was during a period where a number of actors who had acknowleged being gay died of AIDS, and I think I assumed he was gay as well because he died of AIDS when he did, but I don’t have any evidence to back that up.

Hmmmm. . . .

Drugs? Sex with an infected partner?

Sounds like in either case he died from an overdose of bad crack.