By 1970, Nick Drake had lost his passion for life and music. Island Records decided to stop paying him and he turned to prescription drugs and pot. His management said Drake smoked “unbelievable amounts of marijuana” and by 1974, the singer was completely out of the public eye. The last song Nick Drake wrote was called “Black Eyed Dog,” supposedly written about Winston Churchill’s description of depression. In 1974, Drake was found dead in his room at age 26, apparently from an overdose of antidepressant medication.
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