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Matthew Mellon, the ex-husband of Jimmy Choo guru Tamara Mellon, died of a heart attack after being given the hallucinogenic drug Ayahuasca in a Mexican rehab facility, a family friend has said.
Mellon, who had been battling an OxyContin addiction and once spent $100,000 a month on the drug, was 88 days sober when he took his private jet to the Cancun center for 'maintenance'.
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A friend of the family, speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com, said: 'His family are in shock. He was 88 days sober and doing really well. The clinic insisted on his return for 'maintenance' and he took his private jet there a few days ago. He had a heart attack after taking Ayahuasca there'.
Ayahuasca is a psychoactive tea or infusion that has been used in traditional medicine and shaman practices for centuries in the Amazon region of South America. The tea is prepared from a number of different plant species, some which include the psychedelic chemical, dimethyltryptamine, or DMT.
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Ayahuasca is used for its healing properties and to explore their inner mind, fears, hopes and dreams with spiritual guidance.
In 2016 Mellon extolled a previous stint he did in rehab in Cancun.
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In a photo on instagram of himself on a dock in Cancun, Mellon wrote, 'A Spiritual crossing in Cancun with #ibogaine Let me know if you ever hit a wall in life and you need help I will send you here for free on me!'
Ibogaine is a psychedelic drug which is not approved for any medical uses in the United States but which some people say helps with drug addiction.
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Multiple rehab facilities in Mexico advertise the treatment to addicts.
According to a 2010 biography of Mellon's former lover, the late Isabella Blow, Mellon once raised $10million for research into Ibogaine.
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