‘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.