Janis Joplin’s drug use is examined tonight on REELZChannel series Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… — as producers try to get to the bottom of what exactly killed the 60s legend.
The rock singer and songwriter died from an accidental overdose at the age of just 27 in October 1970.
But the series looks at what led to her taking the drug in the first place, and why she would also take prescription pills and “self-medicate” with alcohol.
Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter said: “The official verdict was that she died of a drug overdose, but in my opinion it’s never that simple.”
On the show he reveals Joplin’s coroner’s report noted “a number of prescription pills used to treat insomnia as well