Life imitates art, only with a more deadly outcome. In a real-life replay of the scene from “Pulp Fiction” in which Mia Wallace shorts a white powder she assumes to be cocaine but which is actually heroin, two young men from Plymouth, England — Shaun Brotherston, 21, and Bradley Price, 20 — are dead after making the same fateful error. To add tragedy to fatality, the two best friends were in Amsterdam celebrating Brotherston’s birthday.
Western Morning News reports:
They were found in a ‘non-responsive’ state, one of them slumped lifelessly on a bed with blood stains coming from his nose, the other collapsed on a desk.
Toxicology reports showed that their blood had traces of opiates, and it is believed they bought the white heroin believing it was cocaine.
Shaun and Bradley, both from Plymouth, Devon, were former students at Tamarside Community College, now the Marine Academy, in Plymouth.