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Keith Richards says he snorted his father's ashes

By Associated PressLONDON (AP) - Keith Richards has acknowledged consuming a raft of illegal substances in his time, but this may top them all.

In comments published Tuesday, the 63-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist said he had snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine.

"The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father," Richards was quoted as saying by British music magazine NME.

"He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared," he said. "... It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive."

Richards' father, Bert, died in 2002, at 84.

Richards, one of rock's legendary wild men, told the magazine that his survival was the result of luck, and advised young musicians against trying to emulate him.

"I did it because that was the way I did it. Now people think it's a way of life," he was quoted as saying.

"I've no pretensions about immortality," he added. "I'm the same as everyone ... just kind of lucky.

"I was No. 1 on the `who's likely to die' list for 10 years. I mean, I was really disappointed when I fell off the list," Richards said.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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:laughing:

I snuck some of my dad's ashes into my sister's luggage when she went to Jamaica last month. She didn't wanna take him because she was worried customs would think he was drugs. Little did we know he was actually snortable ;)

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I was talking about this with some friends today. Everyone else was grossed out. I think it's freaking awesome, if it's true. Maybe it's because even before this, I had decided that when I die I would be cremated and each of my friends and family would do a line of me. I'm sick...

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Maybe it's true, maybe it isn't. I could easily see it being a PR stunt. I could just as easily see Keith lining Dad up on the table. Keith is Keith. Rock on! =:P :rockon: :bow:

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Okay, Keith has spoken. Says it was a joke. Actually Pops is under a tree and happy about that.

I still am glad they printed it because I got lots of chuckles out of it. For some reason, I find Keith's adventures hysterical.

He stated that the only reason he would do coke at this time in his life would be if he wanted to kill himself. What is this? Keith growing up to be an adult?

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He stated that the only reason he would do coke at this time in his life would be if he wanted to kill himself. What is this? Keith growing up to be an adult?

No. Keith growing up to be 63... ;) at some age you cannot take any more cocaine nor heroine again. Your body just won´t react the same way. His liver could collapse in just three days, he wouldn´t feel the same when on dope (he would fel actually bad) and it would really be a bad trip.

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