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Reopening the Belushi case

For a week after Comedian John Belushi's death last March, sensationalist headline followed sensationalist headline. Finally, it seemed, all the ugly details were out. The dissolute star had died from an injected overdose of heroin and cocaine—a "speedball."* Public interest wandered on to more seemly news. But now comes a squalid epilogue: Cathy Smith, 35, a sorry hanger-on who was apparently the last person to see Belushi alive, has claimed that she gave him numerous drug injections, including the fatal one. Smith, a Canadian, is in Toronto, and she...

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