the cause of death was most likely revenge.
Let’s examine the facts.
First, he was involved in business with at best unscrupulous characters (one of his associates, while meeting with a young movie producer about financing the film held said producer out of the open door of a cable car hanging hundreds of feet over a mountain side).
Second, he was widely suspected of planting a car bomb that detonated, killing the man inside the car(seemingly).
Third, he was so threatened by reprisals from many unnamed sources that he hired a full time body guard to protect his daughter.
Fourth, while having dinner with his daughter’s new boyfriend, who coincidentally (?) was the son of the man in the car cited in the second point above, he pulled a gun under the table, and get this, the boyfriend wasn’t a bit goddamn surpised by the whole thing, as he had a gun of his own.
Fifth, when his daughter defied his wishes and decided to marry the boyfriend after no more than three months dating, he arranged for a hit on his new son-in-law.
Sixth, it backfired and he ended up having his own daughter killed, sending the grieving widower off on his motor cycle to parts unknown, only to have him return years later seeking revenge. (The widower later found out that is was all a big misunderstanding, as his dad never died in that car and was, in fact, in witness protection with a new life and family.)
But, even knowing that, the widower must have still been pretty pissed off about his wife being shot like that. Plus he had a long history of drug addiction, so who knows what he might do when hopped up and feeling really depressed and angry one dark lonely night.
So, while his publicist is saying he died of a heart attack, I’m thinking that Dylan finally got to Tony Marchette.
It’s all very, very sad.