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« Thread started on: Nov 20th, 2012, 4:34pm »

OK, in both the NME and Huffington Post articles about Lenny Kravitz possibly playing Marvin in the 1980-1984 era of Marvin ("Sexual Healing"), it said Marvin was dealing with alcoholism. I do remember Janis once mentioning in one of the MG documentaries that both of them were dealing with "drugs and alcohol" and in David Ritz's book and we know Marvin Sr. had alcoholism, there were mentions of Marvin drinking Scotch and rum but did he really have an alcohol addiction? That's news to me but if true, well he did get that from his father after all.
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 23rd, 2012, 3:42pm »

I've never thought of Marvin as being an alcoholic but thinking of that picture of him and Stevie during his birthday you could tell he was totally blitzed. If indeed he drank I think he probably was more of the functioning alcoholic.
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 23rd, 2012, 11:34pm »

on Nov 23rd, 2012, 3:42pm, MPGfan wrote:
I've never thought of Marvin as being an alcoholic but thinking of that picture of him and Stevie during his birthday you could tell he was totally blitzed. If indeed he drank I think he probably was more of the functioning alcoholic.


I was just thinking that.
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I do remember reading in the final months of Marvin's life, he always had rum around his room and he was often drinking it along with getting high on weed, PCP and cocaine.
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