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    Wes Berggren | Cocaine, Propoxyphene, & Benzodiazepine Overdose Death

    Guitarist Wes Berggren was part of the band Tripping Daisy. Throughout his career, he participated in various music genres such as grunge, psychedelic, and pop rock. Sadly, he passed away from a drug overdose in 1999.

    How Wes Berggren Died

    On October 27, 1999, at age 28, Berggren was found dead in his Dallas apartment by his wife Melissa. According to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office, Berggren’s death was caused by a drug overdose.

    Benzodiazepines, cocaine, and propoxyphene were found in his system. According to MTV, the upcoming Tripping Daisy shows were canceled after his death.

    About Wes Berggren

    Wes Berggren was born on April 3, 1971, in Dallas, Texas. Berggren is most famous for his role as guitarist and songwriter of the pop rock band Tripping Daisy group, featuring Tim DeLaughter (vocals), Mark Pirro (bassist), and Bryan Wakeland (drummer).

    Berggren belonged to labels such as Dragon Street Records, Island Records, and Good Records. Tripping Daisy’s first album was titled Bill. The band’s next studio album was I Am An Elastic Firecracker, featuring hits such as “I Got A Girl.”

    With Island records, the band also released the album Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb in 1998. Berggren would pass away the next year, leaving behind an unfinished song “Soothing Jubilee” meant for Tripping Daisy’s self-titled fourth album.

    After Berggren’s death, Tim DeLaughter became the founding member of The Polyphonic Spree. The band also featured Pirro and Wakeland. Before this however, Berggren’s father Don played the piano with Tripping Daisy to commemorate his son and finish “Soothing Jubilee” posthumously.

    Wes Berggren’s History Of Substance Abuse & Rehab

    Although there are no documented instances of Berggren partaking in drug use, it is highly possible due to the mix of drugs found in his system at the time of death. Due to Berggren’s unknown relationship to drug abuse, there is no account he ever sought treatment for addiction.

    Recovery Is Possible

    Although it’s unclear if Berggren ever lived with a substance abuse problem, recovery is possible for every person living with addiction. To learn how we make long-term recovery likely for both individuals and families, please contact Ark Behavioral Health today.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
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