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Gage Bellitto, who would have turned 20 on Dec. 25, was a Columbia University transfer looking to study economics who died alone of a suspected opioid overdose on Dec. 22, five days before his body was found, police estimate. (Facebook)

Gage Bellitto, who would have turned 20 on Dec. 25, was a Columbia University transfer looking to study economics who died alone of a suspected opioid overdose on Dec. 22, five days before his body was found, police estimate. (Facebook/FOX)

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The opioid epidemic in America doesn’t discriminate. Race doesn’t matter. Rich, poor, Young or old – opioids are killing hundreds of thousands of people.

Kyle Bellitto, a lawyer, and her husband, Glenn Bellitto, 59, a finance professional — both with Harvard degrees — of the leafy Bronxville, a Westchester suburb in New York where the median household income is $200,000 a year, learned the hard way when their 19-year-old Ivy League son died in December of a suspected opioid overdose, The New York Post reported.

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Their son, Gage, who would have turned 20 on Christmas 2017, was a Columbia University transfer looking to study economics. Police have said he apparently died alone on Dec. 22, five days before investigators found his body, FOX News reports.

According to The Post, police believe Gage got his opioids — which could have ranged from painkillers to heroin — illegally. His case is still under investigation.

Gage came from a good family and was a smart student who went to the best schools. Yet like 67,000 other Americans killed yearly by opioids, Gage could not escape the epidemic that has spread to college campuses around the country, including the Ivy League.

Jonathan Winnefeld, the 19-year-old son of a Navy admiral, died in a University of Denver dorm Sept. 7 after overdosing on fentanyl and heroin. The next day, Eric Chase Bolling — the 19-year-old son of former Fox News personality Eric Bolling — died from a drug mix that also included fentanyl while attending the University of Colorado.

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Their son was driven, and from his early teens wanted to follow in the footsteps of his successful family. “He had this list of the best colleges in the U.S. and his goal was to get as high on the list as possible,” Kyle Bellitto told The Post. “When he really set his mind to something, he’d stop at nothing to achieve it.”

Their son, however, had a drug problem — its severity he kept from family, but his friends knew, according to the report.

“We knew he was prescribed things and drank beer and smoked,” his mother said.

Gage also liked to push boundaries. By his junior year of high school, he was regularly experimenting with drugs and alcohol. He threw big parties when his parents left town, left school during lunch to smoke weed in his basement with pals and got into fights, said his friend Will Rabsey.

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“Cocaine was really big for him,” said Rabsey, 19, who went to all 12 years of elementary, middle and high school with Gage. “I remember a few times he’d put a line out and I’d say, ‘Damn, Gage, that’s a lot.’ He’d say, ‘No, no I’ve done this before. I can handle it.’ ”

According to the Post, Gage lied to his psychiatrist to up his prescription of Klonopin, an anti-anxiety pill. He’d also been prescribed Vyvanse, a stimulant, and methylphenidate — commonly known as Ritalin — to treat attention deficit disorder.

“It was way worse than we had ever imagined,” his father said. “It often isn’t what you see that’s deadly. It’s what you don’t see.”

Nice job BIG PHARMA.

So sad.

We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Rest in peace brother.

God Bless.

SOURCES- THE NEW YORK POST and FOX NEWS

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