'Clerks' Star Lisa Spoonauer Overdosed on Painkillers for Cancer, Lung Disease

‘Clerks’ Star Lisa Spoonauer

Died of Painkiller Overdose …

Battled Cancer, Lung Disease

9/22/2017 7:30 AM PDT


Clerks” star Lisa Spoonauer died from an accidental overdose of a powerful painkiller … TMZ has learned.

According to the Ocean County Medical Examiner in NJ, Lisa died of acute and chronic intravenous use of hydromorphone … the generic brand of the narcotic, Dilaudid. She was also battling cancer, anemia, lung disease and immune deficiency … all of which contributed to her death.

Lisa, who played Caitlin Bree in the cult classic film … was only 44 when she died in May. At the time, her family said she’d been fighting undisclosed illnesses for years.

Her death prompted “Clerks” writer/director Kevin Smith to post an emotional tribute.

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