Purportedly, Max had previously had an issue with drug abuse and skeptics have been proclaiming he simply went back to his old ways and overdosed. Other accounts are adamant that Max had cleaned up his act and that something more sinister was afoot.
The bottom line--there didn't seem to be any strong evidence that Max had overdosed. With the report the he was vomiting "black fluid," and the weird, final message to his mother; "Your boy's in trouble. If anything happens, investigate," there would seem to be much more to the mystery of his untimely death.
Max died in Poland where officials quickly dismissed the death as due to "natural causes." His body was sent back to the UK where officials at Margate's QEQM Hospital were unable to establish a cause of death.
Max's mother has been making an effort to get officials to look into her son's passing and find out exactly why and how he died.
Now, Kent Online has reported that a new inquest was opened in Canterbury on Monday to look into the mysterious case and hopefully, find some answers for Max's family and friends.
A report on the inquest's initial findings state that Max first suffered a high temperature and weakness and that the following day, he vomited two liters of a "black fluid." It's a disturbing aspect of the case that no one has found an explanation for as of yet.
There's also an effort underway to have Max's cell phone and laptop forensically analyzed to see if any further details can be gleaned into what exactly he was looking into.
Max's final interview:
The Kent Online news article can be found here: