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Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Admits Snorting Father's Ashes Mixed with Cocaine


Keith Richards says he once snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine. Speaking to the British music magazine "NME," the 63-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist acknowledges ingesting his father's cremated remains.

"My dad wouldn't have cared," he said, "it went down pretty well, and I'm still alive." Richards' father, Bert, died at age 84 in 2002.

The famously hard-living Richards told NME that his survival was the result of luck, and he cautioned young musicians not to emulate him.

"I was number one on the 'who's likely to die' list for 10 years," he said. "I mean, I was really disappointed when I fell off the list."

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