Friday, August 21, 2009

Las Vegas media buzzes about Danny Gans' book, ignores revelation that he had ownership in a pharmacy supply house

Three days after the bombshell revelation that drug victim Danny Gans had ownership in a pharmacy supply house, no one in the Las Vegas news media, mainstream or otherwise, has seen fit to follow up on-- or even report-- the story.

There is great buzz, however, over the upcoming publication of Gans' autobiography in October.

Co-author RG Ryan, whose negotiations with Gans' family delayed the promised June rush-release of the book that he claims was completed the day before Gans died, posts a "tweet" that he expects "we'll have (The Voices In My Head) out in late October, with the special collector's edition a bit later."

Publisher Carolyn Hayes Uber of Stephens Press, whose parent Stephens Media also publishes the Las Vegas Review-Journal, tweets that she and her team are out "to do Danny proud.

"Fans will love the book. Lots of photos."

Gans was only 52 and three months into a new, longterm contract at Steve Wynn's Encore Hotel & Casino, when he died unexpectedly May 1st of an overdose of hydromorphone, a tightly-controlled, powerful opiate sold under the name Dilaudid and known as "drugstore heroin." One of his doctors claimed that Gans apparently did not have a prescription for the drug. The local news media have kept a suspiciously respectful distance from the story, even after the coroner refused to say what other drugs, if any, were in Gans' system.

The revelation that Gans was part-owner of Green Valley Med in his hometown of Henderson comes amid local coverage of an illegal prescription bust and interest in local doctor Conrad Murray, who's the target of the Michael Jackson death probers. Within hours after the pharmacy news broke, the Review-Journal ran a story announcing the publication of the book and plans to release a Danny Gans CD and DVD.

1 comment:

ddubbiedo said...

Whoa! Great reporting Tabloid Baby! The Vegas press cover up plot gets thicker!