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Sad story.

Former BBC kids TV show host Mark Speight has been missing since Monday.

According to friends, Speight has been plagued with guilt and sadness since the death of his fiancee, actress Natasha Collins.

Just before Collins' death, Speight admitted to police that he and Collins had been "partying" at their fancy Northwest London apartment, drinking wine and vodka and taking cocaine and sleeping pills. He awoke from 'partying' to find his fiancee dead in a hot bath.

Drugs are BAD! Mixing drugs and alcohol is even worse!!!!

Loved ones are worried because Speight told a friend before his disappearance he wanted to "end it all".

Friends and family are hoping that he just wants a bit of space and that he will get in touch soon.

We hope he's ok and gets some professional help!

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92 comments to “Missing U.K. Star: Dead or Alive?”

  1. liv says – reply to this


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    ah thats sad…but art attack was way better than smart anyway

  2. fg says – reply to this


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    first

  3. kim says – reply to this


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    :(

  4. anan says – reply to this


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    ooooohhhhhh i remember him from SMart. lame i know. he was a total cokehead and tried to hide it for yearsbut it was soo obvious. i feel sorry for him and all but i cant beliee this made it on to this website hes not a celeb and millions of people go missing daily so why does he desere special attention especially when hes partly to blame for his gf's death.

  5. Andrea says – reply to this


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    Sad :(

  6. chungy says – reply to this


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    hey this guy POOPED IN ANOTHER GIRLS BUM THROUGH A FUNNEL ON VIDEO! ncheck it out on youtube! SICK!!!

  7. Mercie says – reply to this


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    Where the hell are his friends?? To let him go off alone when he said he WANTED TO END IT ALL??? Seriously, help a buddy out

  8. Chungy says – reply to this


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    OH YA FIRST!!!

  9. Tyler says – reply to this


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    Hmmm… he was a bit weird though, he is certainly no Neil Buchanan.

  10. kimsko says – reply to this


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    Why have'nt u writen about jamie lynn spears? her man draw a gun to the papparazzi's :O

  11. Ruby says – reply to this


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    He always scared me, right from when I was little. Rubber faced people are scary :)
    Hope he's OK though, I have no wish for him to be dead or anything!

  12. Andy says – reply to this


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    Re: anan
    O RLY

  13. STUPID BLOOODY PIG says – reply to this


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    I hope he is DEAD! THIS FOOL NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND REALIZE HE TOOK PART IN KILLING HIS FIANCE.. HE NEEDS TO KILL HIMSELF AND JOIN HER IN THE CRACK DRUG INDUCED HEAVEN THAT THEY WANT. THEY ARE POOR EXCUSES FOR HUMANS AND HE SHOULDN'T BE SAD AS WHEN U DO DRUGS U SHOULD REALIZE U SHOULD DIE … SO WHY IS HE SAD NOW THEN? HE SHOULDA KNOWN BETTER. IF U CAN'T STAND THE HEAT GET OUTTA DA KITCHEN!

  14. SunKissedBrown says – reply to this


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    Dang….thts messed up. I hope hes ok.

  15. Helen says – reply to this


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    I loved SMart that is so sad. :( i hope he is ok.

  16. agree says – reply to this


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    Re: STUPID BLOOODY PIG – i agree… if u play with drugs u know you could die by doing them so…. livin on the edge and she went over and now he's sad? Serves him rite. Exactly. U play with fire and fire u will get.

  17. SunKissedBrown says – reply to this


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    Re: STUPID BLOOODY PIG

    ur a heartless asshole….but im sure u already kno that.

  18. hmm says – reply to this


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    ya that's why u don't do drugs.. u can die from them

  19. Its the antichrist, that's why he's missing says – reply to this


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    The antichrist is going to show himself as Jesus Christ and that's why people are missing ever. Soon, you will choose to follow. If not, you will be delivered up in Israel to die for the real Jesus. They will cut your head off on live Tv.

  20. D says – reply to this


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    She died on Jan 3, 2008. The story kinda makes it sound like she died a few days ago.

  21. Matt says – reply to this


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    why? why, why, why why,?????????????????? whay do we care about all these junkies? why should i care that the junky boyfriend is sad because his junky girlfriend died after a drugs drink orgy. I hope hes fuckin dead! that would be one less junky looking to do a faux recovery special in Hello magazine, actually make that 2 dead junkies coz his strung out mrs did the decent thing. Now lets all send in money so we can buy a 3 mile long line of coke for amy wino to snort and finish her stint on the planet. Hey Perez here's a scoop….No one in the UK knows or could care less about this bleached blonde over the hill fool!

  22. anna says – reply to this


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    I grew up watching Mark on SMart and this whole business is so upsetting. I hope so much that they find him. x

  23. Babette Bombshell says – reply to this


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    Sounds like a job for "Jim'll Fix it", too bad the BBC took that off the air in 1994. Perhaps it's time for the kids to build a rehab clinic in the corner of the Blue Peter garden for all the washed up children's TV presenters.

  24. Ruth says – reply to this


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    Such a shame.

  25. BritGirl says – reply to this


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    I remember watching Smart when I was a kid, he has been on tv forever. I don't want anything bad to happen to him, it wouldn't be fair on his family.
    Also as much as I hate drugs Natasha was a fully grown adult and surely the responsibility of her death in 90% hers. I doubt he forced the drugs into her and then dropped her in that scalding water.
    His face has always freaked me out, just like rubber but Natasha was really beautiful.
    I hope he is ok, my cousin disappeared as was found dead only last September so I know it is only the family that suffer when this sort of things happen.

  26. Loady Smurf says – reply to this


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    Living: He is not.

  27. douche.com says – reply to this


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    he's a douche… who cares.

  28. K says – reply to this


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    Its so sad! From what i've seen of him, he seems like a lovely person.
    Drugs are bad, but at the end of the day anybody can get into them.
    Give him a break, he's lost the woman, who was probably the woman he loved the most.

  29. AA Recovery Phrase says – reply to this


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    But for the Grace of God, Go I

  30. barley says – reply to this


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    I loved him on smart…. so wierd how you so innocently watched these shows when you were small, but actually have no idea what the people are really like. I.e. high on coke while demonstrating how to make a paper mache photo frame or something.. ohhhh I feel spoiled!

  31. Julia says – reply to this


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    Aaaw i used to watch his Arty show!:s i feel sorry for him…he needs help…but we'll have to find him first…poor guy…drugs n alcohol…bad stuff!

  32. He is garbage says – reply to this


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    He didn't love her that much. He is for SURE bisexual and liked to dabble in the man department too. He's a fucked up looser and deserves what he got in life by the choices he made. I have NO sympathy for people like that. And no one will give a shit about him a week after he is found dead. Move on… next. no time for garbage.

  33. WTF???? says – reply to this


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    WHO IS THIS NOBODY???! NEVER HEARD OF HIM! WHO CARES!

  34. Loady Smurf says – reply to this


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    Is EVERYONE in the UK on coke?!?

  35. why shout? says – reply to this


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    I hate it when people write in capitals on here …

    I met Mark about ten years ago - he was kind enough to come to a screening I was having for some inner city kids animation work shops - he was really lovely to the kids and he is a decent bloke. I think if he is suffering from depression and grief and coke withdrawal he could have taken his life. I hope he hasn't though. I hope he is just taking a break to sort his head out.

  36. yawn says – reply to this


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    yawn

  37. allypally says – reply to this


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    I hope they find him well soon.

  38. Loser says – reply to this


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    Him and the gal pal got all coked up and pissed one night and she decides to take a bath in a hot scolding one,nice, broiled lobster anyone.Old enough to know better I say.Good role model for kids,Fuckin loser

  39. CJ says – reply to this


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    I grew up watching this guy on Smart, it's really sad what's happend to him. Let's hope he's alive and can be found to get some help.

  40. Star says – reply to this


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    AWw, shame

  41. some asshole says – reply to this


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    Did anyone check the opium den?

  42. novel1 says – reply to this


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    Drugs are bad! — My God, you sound like such a Nelly-Do-Good. Drugs aren't bad - they save lives! People that do drugs as recreation are just plain STUPID. Go hiking, go buy a dog - do something that gets you up and OUT. Most problems come from DEPRESSION and lack of activity that stimulates the brain. Don't have drugs do that for you, do it yourself.

  43. Steve says – reply to this


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    Campin out with the Baby-Shambles??????

  44. UKer says – reply to this


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    Re: Loady Smurf – yep, we are all on coke, crack and ketamine.
    you should try it.

  45. Paddy says – reply to this


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    Wait a moment - theres currently an inquest into her death (he was the #1 suspect but there wasnt enough hard evidence to charge this bloke with). Who knows…perhaps they should look in Brazil…

  46. lucy says – reply to this


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    on the news tonight they showed cctv footage fro yesterday or something of him on the underground

    its a shame but if you play with fire expect to get burnt. he's old enough to know better, anyway.

  47. UKer says – reply to this


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    Re: Paddy – the inquest found that he was not responsible for her death.#
    they both took drugs, it was an accident.
    i feel sorry for him, he really loved her.

  48. goatlike says – reply to this


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    he's hiding as agynness deyn, with his weiner between his legs of course.

  49. David says – reply to this


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    That's a shame. I hope they find him safe and well, but I fear the worst.

  50. British_Brit says – reply to this


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    I cannot believe how horrible people are being….ok, he might have been on drugs, but it's still sad that he has gone missing after his girlfriend died. He came to my mum's school last year to do an art-workshop thing and he was absolutely amazing with the kids, many of them are very sad that he has disappeared.

  51. Rosa says – reply to this


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    Re: British_Brit – I completely agree. I was actually on SMart a few years ago and he was such a nice and genuine bloke. It is so sad that he has gone missing and I really hope they find him soon and that he can get some help through this horrible time

  52. TobyTrisexual says – reply to this


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    Poor guy i remember watching him as a kid and he was soo lovely…and i remember bumping into him(or rather passing by) on the millenium bridge in london and he was with kirsten his co-presenter =]

    such a shame i hope they find him!!!!!

    xox

  53. Matt says – reply to this


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    HE LOOKS LIKE A CRACKHEAD AND I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR CRACKHEADS! GET OFF THE FUCKING DRUGS PEOPLE! POT IS FINE BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT! ALCOHOL CAN BE DANGEROUS TOO! PS… I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE OTHER mATT!

  54. Sane says – reply to this


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    Give Mark his space to mourn.

  55. Maggie says – reply to this


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    It's only Wednesday… Give it a few more days and he'll probably come back home. He's a grown adult for crying out loud people.

  56. Rochelle says – reply to this


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    I hope he's okay.

  57. Zip says – reply to this


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    I have never heard of this young man…but he, his fiancee and loved ones have my deepest sympathies. If I was in his position…I would most likely do the same thing!!!

  58. Nicole says – reply to this


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    Oh weird. I agree, my kids loved him on that show but now I can see he was rollin'. I hope Mr. Mopple (Chris Jarvis) isn't a freak too.

  59. Awww says – reply to this


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    Come home Mark. No one blames you.

  60. Sean says – reply to this


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    add in child porn and you've got paul reubens!

  61. UkChickadee says – reply to this


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    I hope he comes back :(
    I grew up watching him and Kirsten on SMart, I loved their show.
    Everyones saying how stupid he is, well, there are tons of celebrities who do drugs, just you americans haven't heard of Mark Speight. Sympathies to his family.

  62. lee says – reply to this


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    how can you have no sympathy for this man who lost his fiancee it doesnt matter how or why he lost the person he loved and whoever is sayin he desreved it is a sick fuck no one deserves to lose anyone no matter how why and whoever is goin to reply some shit dont bother you just try and justify the fact your saying they deserve this yeah drugs are bad and anyone taking them knows they can kill and shouldnt be that doesnt mean you can be so disrespecful what if it was someone in your family hat tried drugs once then died would you lke it if people said it dont matter get over it they were askin for it have some fuckin respect

  63. lee says – reply to this


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    omg i have spelt like millions of words wrong :s
    fuck it you get the jist of it

  64. Lu says – reply to this


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    Re: Loady Smurf – Im not, is everyone in America a fat fucker?

  65. ad4msk1 says – reply to this


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    It's a really sad story - I feel sorry for everyone involved…….. but you can hardly call him a 'star'…!

  66. Lily says – reply to this


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    noooo! i love mark speight!

  67. yayspate says – reply to this


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    this man WAS my childhood. i feel so sorry for him..he was an actual legend and the only kids arts presenter on TV who could actually draw.

  68. LindseyB says – reply to this


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    I do feel really bad for him- however i hope this serves as a lesson to those who take drugs.

    It's like when that actress from Holby City died after getting coked up and falling off a balcony- the press was all like "an angel has gone to heaven"- um no- people with too much money and illusions of grandeur start to think they're above mortality.

    Still, hope they find him alive and that he can get his life back on track.

  69. Savvy says – reply to this


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    That's terrible. :(

  70. Amy says – reply to this


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    OMG its mark off SMart aaaah! :(

  71. me says – reply to this


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    i loved/love SMart.
    dorky i know, but w/e

    hasnt he benn found though???
    I think in Camden, but I'm not sure…
    and anan whatever,
    and chungy if it is him why would he still be working for the BBC? not likely.
    if you are gonna make up rumors, at least get your facts straight. but better still, just keep your mouth shut ok!?!

  72. I FOUND HIM!!!!! says – reply to this


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    I FOUND HIM!!!!

    HE WAS CURLED UP IN THE FETAL POSITION IN AMY WINEHOUSES BEE HIVE HAIR!!!
    SOMEONE RESCUE HIM ,HE'S ALL TANGLED IN AMYS STICKY WEB HIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. me (again) says – reply to this


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    I know I have just left a comment, but I have just read through all the comments and I bet all of the people who have left nasty comments havent even watched SMart or are from England. I completely agree with Lee. How can you judge this man when you don't even know him? And all the comments from people who have met him have all said positive things, so there's some evidence for you stupid people. Stop being so stereotypical!

  74. Britandproud says – reply to this


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    To all the people who have posted disgusting and thoughtless messages- have you never done something you are now ashamed of? Have you never lost a loved one? Have some respect people- yeah, drugs are bad, but what has this man done to you to deserve such nastiness?

  75. tater says – reply to this


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    i used to love smart when i was wee. mark was my favourite, i idolised him. poor bloke. what i don't get is why he's being blamed for his fiancee's death when it was her choice to take whatever drugs she did take.

  76. peaches says – reply to this


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    Re: Matt

    Go fuck yourself.

  77. liz says – reply to this


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    awwwww… find mark!

  78. Em says – reply to this


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    Re: me (again) – ]
    I agree with you completely, I think it's horrible to read what some people have been putting, I don't think people who take drugs intend for their problem to spiral out of control, I think it would be hypocritical if he was to blame other people for her death but he isn't so is taking responsibility for their actions. I think alot of people are judging the situation when we only know whats going on through the media and it's none of our business, a little respect is deserved I think.
    Btw I am from England and watched Smart-with the original line-up before Kirsten replaced Josie lol.

  79. &hearts says – reply to this


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    come baaaack, smart was a massive part of my childhood!!!!!!

  80. siobhan =] says – reply to this


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    people shouldnt be so harsh towards him saying 'i wish he would die' theres no need for it really is there
    she took the drugs, its not like he forced her into it or anything
    i grew up watching SMart (although i do agree art attack was oo better) and always remember him cracking stupid jokes but i was o young that i fond them funny =] good times

    but i dont think the point is him 'killing' his gf or w/e at least it isnt anymore, the point is that hes missing and he needs to be found. she might be dead but someone elses life is at risk now and hes obviously unstable and needs help

    i hope he gets home ok

  81. HalfFullKindaGuy says – reply to this


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    Here's the deal. I don't know Mark Speight but I've seen him often enough on TV and he's kinda cool. Bad things should only happen to bad people (you listening Matt!!). If you have ever lost someone close you might have an idea of how lost you can get. If you haven't then it's probably best that you don't speak like a meaningless opinionated twat (like Matt there!!). I hope to hell somebody finds him because I don't believe he deserves anything bad to happen to him. My kids used to watch Art Attack and Smart and compared to the crap on TV these days that stuff is like gold dust.

  82. red says – reply to this


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    Just a reminder — alcohol IS a drug.

  83. me (again again) says – reply to this


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    Re: Loady Smurf
    well duh.
    we are all on drugs.
    come visit us and we will give you a trial.
    maybe Mark can help you
    pfft you stupid delusional person.

    and to all you people who have left comments on how he looks like a crackhead, i bet that if you didnt read the story or any of the comments, you wouldnt even think of it. stop hyping things up. idiots.

  84. Ellie,x says – reply to this


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    Tbh, why do i care? Of course I care if someone's died or not. But I don't want it to go allover the news. It's not like he's a celeb. And frankly, if he was, I would really care that much about his social life. Millions of people do drugs, sometimes even billions. Drug dealling is one of the biggest crimes in the UK so people only find it as a suprise when It's splashed allover the front cover of a magazine.

    -Ellie. Aged: 12

  85. lisa says – reply to this


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    Re: I FOUND HIM!!!!! – you're just sick

  86. !!!!!!!!!!!! says – reply to this


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    WELL YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANTED ALL YOU HORRIBLE PEOPLE.
    HE IS DEAD.
    D E A D.
    so congratulations, you should be so happy.

  87. Amy says – reply to this


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    Re: Ellie,x

    Of Course you care about Celebs social lives, why else would you be on perezhilton.com? At least he did something good for people/children.
    I don't think anyone finds it surprising, id say most famous people have dabbled in coke at some point or another. Its just a really terrible tragedy. He made a couple of Fucked up choices, but not one other person on here is perfect, so i wish they would stop acting as if they are. Everyone has fucked up at some point. RIP dude.

  88. Jen says – reply to this


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    He wasn't any more to blame for his gf's death than anyone else, leave him alone! I loved SMart when I was little, it's kinda sad to see someone my lil art-wannabe self admired end up like that =(

  89. joskdjsakj says – reply to this


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    you know what im a druggie and if he wants to do drugs let him damnit.

    we al know bad things happen everynow and then.
    just let him get high!

  90. ST says – reply to this


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    Re: STUPID BLOOODY PIG – Who knows if he played a part or not? Everyone makes their own choices, including his girlfriend. He didn't MAKE her do anything. Maybe he should have played a part in stopping her rather than doing drugs with her, but in the end everyone should have the chance to learn from their mistakes. He obviously suffered a great loss, but there's no reason he deserves to die for it. Too late now though…he's dead…hope you're happy.

  91. mimi says – reply to this


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    you try and go through that you heartless asswipe, but then you could never find love all you do is spread hate coz your lifes shit

  92. Kat says – reply to this


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    Re: Matt – No sure which UK you are living in Matt but it certainly isn't the same one as my friends and I!
    You really are so wrong in stating that no one in the UK cares. Speak for youself!
    Yes, Mark may have had a drug addiction but no way did both him and his family deserve this. No one deserves the pain he obviously went through after the loss of his soul mate.
    Rest in Peace mate
    x