Any death from a drug overdose is a tragedy, as was the July 27 death of 26-year old Gemmel Moore in the home of longtime West Hollywood politico Ed Buck. The Los Angeles Coroner determined Moore’s death to be an accidental overdose of methamphetamine, long a scourge in the gay community.
The LA Sheriff’s Department says there is no suspicion of foul play nor is there an active investigation pending.
Buck has not yet spoken with the press. But The Los Angeles Blade has spoken with several people who are incredulous about a recent freelance story in the WeHo Times about Moore’s death. As a result, The Blade has decided not to cover the story until or unless facts warrant it.