Friend's fentanyl overdose memorialized by Kamloops artist

Timo Sargent is pictured in this screen capture from the video of his song Some Other Time composed in the memory of a friend who died from a lethal dose of fentanyl.
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KAMLOOPS - Discussions about the dangers of drugs and fentanyl remain ongoing after the City of Kamloops was rocked by several overdose deaths in a short period.

When Ryan Pinneo, 22, died from a lethal dose of fentanyl, Kamloops spoken-word artist and musician Timo Sargent composed a song called Some Other Time in his friend's memory.

"I’ll never forget the night I found out you had passed away bro. I will never forget the phone call or the skin-tearing desire to get back across the country, run into your house and find you relaxing on the computer, your little smirk awash in the glow of the screen, your jokes ready to return everything to normal,” Sargent said in a Facebook post. "I realized that night how easy it is for us to get caught up in our lives, stop making the extra effort to talk to family and friends and tell ourselves we'll see our loved ones some other time."

"I realized that night that if you say "some other time" enough, someday there will be no other time."

Since her son’s death, Pinneo’s mother Sandra Tully went public to continue a dialogue around the dangers of drugs, including fentanyl.



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