Kenneth “Ben” Billodoux – I have no idea how they got Ben from Kenneth – was Louisiana’s foremost party animal. No party was too big, no drug was too big. Sadly, Ken/Ben passed away this week of an alleged heroin overdose. What followed was a series of unfortunate events rivaling Lemony Snicket.
A young man out for a night of fun with friends died on the beach alone in Waveland, sitting in his Hyundai Sonata. Hours later, a friend who found him got into the car and attempted to drive him to the hospital before crashing into another car and calling 911.
Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said a drug test revealed of Mandeville, Louisiana, had drugs and alcohol in his system when sheriff’s deputies found his corpse Sunday evening in the car at Circle K, about 10 hours after he died.
The car was damaged in the wreck. Billodoux’s friend made it as far as the parking lot at Circle K on U.S. 90 near Waveland. Somewhere along the way, he called 911. Late Sunday afternoon, officers discovered Billodoux’s corpse in the car. (H/T – Al)
Thankfully Billodoux was not injured in the accident.