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Did Gay Activist’s Poppers-Fueled Death Lead Manufacturer Joe Miller To Kill Himself?

Joe Miller, the gay entrepreneur behind Rush poppers, killed himself last month in his Indiana home — a move that comes after his company Great Lakes Products took heat following the death of Atlanta activist Greg Barrett (who happened to tend bar at the Atlanta Eagle), who enjoyed some Levitra and poppers with a friend and failed to wake up the next morning. That combination of chemicals can result in heart attacks.

Miller was known for bragging about how much he helped LGBT media by advertising his products in magazines, in addition to donating to Democratic campaigns and HIV organizations. Mysteriously, the Indianapolis Star published and then pulled its obit.

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