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Family Of Late 3 Doors Down Guitarist Sues Doctor


The family of late 3 Doors Down guitarist Matthew Roberts has filed a new lawsuit against an Alabama doctor claiming he fueled the musician's opioid addiction before he died of a drug overdose.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Alabama, states that Dr. Richard Snellgrove began prescribing high levels of opioids to the musician in 2006 and continued doing so until days before he died, a decade later. Other defendants named in the lawsuit include Rite Aid pharmacies, which the family said failed to report Roberts' suspected drug abuse.

Roberts was found dead in August 2016 in the hallway of a hotel outside Milwaukee, where he was to perform in a charity concert. A medical examiner later ruled the cause of death to be an overdose involving fentanyl, hydrocodone and alprazolam, according to reports.

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