Rick Calamaro, the man who served as Charlie Sheen‘s assistant during the star’s very public meltdown in 2011, was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment on July 1.
According to TMZ, Calamaro was likely dead for several days before his body was found alongside “numerous pain medications and an open bottle of alcohol.”
Insiders reportedly blame Calamaro for Sheen’s mania last year, and many believe he supplied Sheen with drugs over the years. At least, that’s what TMZ is reporting. Calamaro was present with Sheen when he trashed a room at the Plaza Hotel with porn star Capri Anderson.
Despite reports to the contrary, Sheen did not repeat the hotel-trashing incident last week when he was in New York City with ex-wife Denise Richards and their daughters.