Libero De Rienzo
Death De Rienzo: “That dose of heroin didn’t kill him”
The death of Libero De Rienzo, the 44-year-old actor found lifeless in his Rome home last Wednesday, remains a great mystery. There are too many things that do not add up to the reconstruction of the facts of that tragic night. The autopsy exam performed yesterday by Professor Fabio Di Giorgio, of the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the Gemelli Polyclinic, – reads the Journal – does not clarify the reasons for the death. A mystery that revolves around the ashtray used a few minutes before his death and now in the Ris laboratories of the carabinieri, the telephone records, an elusive witness who would have seen De Rienzo together with a drug dealer.
The examination, – continues the Journal – carried out in the presence of the family consultant, Professor Dino Mario Tancredi, leaves many doubts about the end of the 44-year-old. A recent past linked to the use of drugs, cocaine, De Rienzo may have taken heroin and strong tranquilizers, such as those seized, is the most followed trail. A lethal mix that can be confirmed, or not, by the results of the toxicological examination. However, feedback will arrive no earlier than 14 days. Certainly a dose of pure heroin, such as the 90 per cent cut ‘clear powder’ found in the house, could not kill. Fourth-degree heroin but with 10 percent active ingredient it wouldn’t be lethal. It is therefore to be established in what quantity De Rienzo took the drug by smoking it.