Wow! U Won’t Believe What REGULAR JOB Rerun Had AFTER Success!
It’s been 13 years since the beloved Fred “Rerun” Berry sadly took his last breathe, but his impact was so strong that he’s still a very relevant topic among us Old Schoolers. You’d think that by now, the world probably know everything there is to know about Rerun, but nope, we’re still finding out a few bits of interesting info about the brotha’s life. One of these things in particular made many of us, over here at ILOSM, be like “Whaaat?!!”
RERUN PUBLICLY SHARED HIS STRUGGLES WITH DRUGS & ALCOHOL
"I was a millionaire by the time I was 29," he told People magazine in 1996, "but then the stress of success got to me. The fat jokes got to me. And I got heavily into drugs and alcohol."
Berry said in another 1996 interview that he had been "experimenting with drugs and alcohol" since he was a teenager, but as he became more successful, he could afford more drugs.
He was, he told the Cincinnati Call and Post, "addicted to drugs and alcohol for 10 years and probably spent a million dollars partying, and tried to commit suicide three times. I just got tired of being tired and decided to rededicate my life to the Lord in 1984. That's when I also got delivered from the drugs and alcohol."Rerun passed away from complications due to a stroke in 2003, at the young age of 52. He was survived by his three children and his wife. The impact he left on us will never die though and we thank Fred Rerun Berry for giving us memories like this>>>
R.I.P. Fred Rerun Berry
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