The man who may or may not have fueled some of Charlie Sheen's wildest benders over the years has been found dead from an unknown cause.
Rick Calamaro, the actor's former assistant, had been dead for days before cops found him in his apartment with "numerous pain medications and an open bottle of alcohol."
Clearly, this guy needed help and we wish he could have gotten it.
Sheen fired him last December for being a "bad influence" after Calamaro reportedly supplied his drug habit for years. They were even partying together in 2010 when Sheen notoriously destroyed a suite at the Plaza Hotel in NYC.
Bad influence or not, it's a shame he had to end up this way. Rest in peace, Rick!
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