'Drug fairy' found dead in apparent overdose
A young Staten Island woman who was featured in a viral YouTube video three years ago was found dead after an apparent overdose on Tuesday afternoon, authorities report. According to social media, the woman, 25-year-old Sharissa Turk, was eight months pregnant at the time of her death.
Turk was found unconscious in her apartment with no apparent trauma, PIX 11 reports. She was pronounced dead by EMS at the scene.
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Turk gained local fame for playing a drug fairy in a YouTube music video for the song "My World Is So Blue." The video and song describe the oxycodone epidemic in Staten Island.
In 2013, Turk was involved in a massive drug bust in which 32 people where arrested. Turk allegedly sold oxycodone to an undercover police officer, officials said.
Turk is not the first person who appeared in the video to die of apparent drug related issues. 32-year-old Gerard Kelly, who was also featured in "My World Is So Blue," died of a drug overdose in August, 2015.
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