While on his way to a New Year's Eve concert, pop star Ricky Nelson died in a small plane crash in Texas. Many speculated that someone onboard was freebasing cocaine, which caused a cabin fire that brought the plane down. The official explanation for the fire was mechanical problems. No evidence of drugs was ever found, but you can't keep a good rumor down.
37. Ricky Nelson and Friends Freebased Coke and Made Their Plane Crash
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