Matt Roberts' Dad Thought Ex-3 Doors Down Star Had Beaten Addiction

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(Classic Rock) The father of late 3 Doors Down ex Matt Roberts says he thought his son had "beaten" anxiety and his addiction to prescription drugs. The guitarist was found dead in a Wisconsin hotel room after a suspected accidental overdose. He was in town for a scheduled appearance at a charity gig.

His father Darrell, who was staying in the room next door, said police came to deliver the news to him the next day. He tells CNN: "I was awakened at 8:50am by some detectives beating on my door. It's always scary as a parent, they were in suits and that's when they told me.

"They asked me if Matt Roberts was my son, I said yes, and they said, 'We have bad news to tell you, Matt deceased last night.'" Darrell continues: "I know he had prescription drug addiction. He suffered greatly from anxiety.

"It's crazy as a performer - he never liked crowds or liked places he didn't know about as a baby, as a child, and this was his way of dealing with it and me and him talked about it often. I thought he had beaten it all." Read more here.

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