‘He was gone’: fentanyl and the opioid deaths destroying Australian families

A few days before he died of a drug overdose, Sally’s (not her real name) younger brother called her to make plans.

“Someone had given him gold-class movie tickets and he wanted to take me to see Batman v Superman,” she told a coroners court this week. “He was looking forward to our regular Sunday family dinner and he was talking about all the TV shows that he wanted to watch.
“And then he was gone.”