The sad story of The Lost Boy, Bobby Driscoll. Bobby is probably best known today as the voice of Disney’s Peter Pan. Unfortunately, around puberty Disney had no long had any use for him and was let go. Bobby turned to drugs, alcohol, and Andy Warhol. He was the start of a long standing trend amongst young Disney stars hitting rock bottom later in life.  (From Wikipedia):

"He left [Andy Warhol’s] The Factory in late 1967 or early 1968 and, penniless, disappeared into Manhattan’s underground. On March 30, 1968, about three weeks after his 31st birthday, two boys playing in a deserted East Village tenement at 371 East 10th St. found his body. The medical examination determined that he had died from heart failure caused by an advanced hardening of the arteriesbecause of his longtime drug abuse. There was no identification on the body, and photos taken of it and shown around the neighborhood yielded no positive identification. When Driscoll’s body went unclaimed, he was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave in New York City’s Potter’s Field on Hart Island.”

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