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Our friend Alyson Camus
--the intrepid blogger for rockynycliveandrecorded.com
, whose attention to the veiled circumstances surrounding the 2001 death of Elliott Smith has yielded some interesting nuggets of information--is at it again.
This weekend she was blogging furiously
about fundraising efforts by Jennifer Chiba
for the Los Angeles Community Walk
, to be held at Media Park
on Oct. 27. Chiba was Smith's live-in girlfriend and present the day a knife blade fatally pierced his heart twice. She'll be participating in the walk for the benefit of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Smith, whose song "Miss Misery" was nominated for an academy award struggled with drug addiction and depression. It was initially reported that he stabbed himself following an argument with Chiba. Weeks later however, the Los Angeles Department of Coroner
ruled the mode of death (suicide or homicide) to be undetermined. The report cited Chiba's refusal to speak with police as well as possible defensive wounds on Smith's hand as the reason for their indetermination.