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Austin Eubanks, Survivor of Columbine and Advocate for Addicts, Found Dead

HeadlineMay 22, 2019

Austin Eubanks, a survivor of the 1999 Columbine mass shooting and advocate for those suffering from addiction, was found dead in his home this past weekend. Eubanks became a public speaker on the issue of addiction after battling with opioid abuse. He said he became addicted after being put on powerful painkillers to manage the pain from gunshot injuries sustained in the Columbine massacre, in which two students killed 12 fellow students and one teacher. While no official autopsy results have been released, the Eubanks family said in a statement that Austin “lost the battle with the very disease he fought so hard to help others face.”

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