This is "CSI" news that breaks my heart to share.
This portion of the BBC News story released today tells us everything we need to know about the latest problems for Gary Dourdan, who plays Warrick: The 41-year-old was arrested last week after police found him asleep in a car in Palm Springs, California and appeared disorientated when approached. The star was jailed for around five hours before being released on bail of $5,000 (£2,500). The star is due to appear in court to face the charges on 28 May. At the time of his arrest, police said Mr. Dourdan appeared "possibly under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs". …
A subsequent search found cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and various prescription drugs, as well as items relating to drugs, a police statement said.
I had heard about this Monday from one of my faithful readers. Honestly I didn't want to believe it — and it wasn't because of where I heard it.
I just thought the announcement Dourdan would be leaving the show at the end of this season seemed a bit abrupt, but maybe his drug problems were at the heart of it. FMT put it best: "Talk about a good career going up in smoke. Sad."
Gary, just know I'm sure I'm not the only fan wishing you the best. Drug addiction is an ugly thing to handle, much less get under control.
One would think that Heath Ledger's death would have been a wake-up call (as if there hadn't been other sad stories like Britney Spears to do the same thing) for Hollywood.
Here's hoping you get yourself some help, Gary. Now.