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Timmy Thorsen of Ashland, MA died of a heroin overdose Saturday, March 8 2014. Timmy was 33. We had been together since 2009. I watched him fight, I helped him fight, he got clean started a business and was successful. He battled the pull since his early teens. Recently, we were talking about rehab and he was seriously considering it. He hit bottom.

Timmy was kind, loved children, but when he used he was a sad person. He hated doing drugs, he lost his business, he went down from there.

There isn't a moment since his death that I don't blame myself for not doing more; I don't know how to move forward, our love was a gift. He got me and I got him, no judgement.

There is horrible heroin going around this country, hundreds of souls lost to this drug - my question is why is there more awareness, I don't want Timmy's death to be another statistic.

My mind, heart, body and soul aches for my Timmy's lost battle and I feel his energy all around, I hope that users are careful and know that even the most seasoned user can die from what is on the street.

I love you Timmy and will miss you forever.


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1. Shannon
Hi Stacy, Tim and I were classmates in Ashland. I just found this and my little brother Tim Nutting also died of a heroin overdose on January 26, 2014. He was 30 and left behind a 3 year old daughter. I'm so sorry for your loss and sad that I didn't find this until just now. i will always remember your tim in our 3rd grade class with pencils attached to his fingers so he could pretend to be Freddy Kreuger...with his dark red hair and wishes and lots of understanding, Shannon Nutting