Country singer Mindy McCready’s apparent suicide has also put a spotlight on Dr. Drew Pinsky and his VH1 show formerly titled “Celebrity Rehab.” McCready appeared in the third season and becomes the third person in all to die from that season. In all, five people who have appeared on the show, including well-known police brutality victim Rodney King, have died.
During a phone interview with The View on February 19, Sherri Shepherd asked Pinsky about the accusations that he bore responsibility in the deaths of McCready and other “Celebrity Rehab” participants. “I wish I could be more responsible for them,” Pinsky told Shepherd and the other View hosts. According to Pinsky, treatment did not continue after the shows have ended.
Click through to see the remaining four and their causes of death.—ronda racha penrice