Katya Tsukanova a teen violin prodigy becomes latest fatal victim of ‘Calvin Klein’ drug craze involving volatile combination of ketamine and cocaine.
A teen violin prodigy and the daughter of a Russian billionaire in the UK is believed to be the latest fatality of a drug craze sweeping that country otherwise known as the ‘Calvin Klein’ drug cocktail.
Katya Tsukanova, 17, a rising musical star, is alleged to have died at her family’s London mansion on Thursday after ingesting the potent drug party mix popular at nightclubs which includes a potent combination of ketamine and cocaine.
The teen violin prodigy’s death follows experts warning that the party mix, ‘wreak havoc on the brain’s chemical system and can greatly impair overall brain functioning,’ according to a site dedicated to treating ketamine substance abuse.
The party drug — with Calvin standing for cocaine and Klein referring to ketamine — produces a euphoric high similar to ecstasy, users claim.
The US National Center for Biotechnology Information said the deadly mix has become ‘popular among young drug abusers’ and has been associated with an ‘increased risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection,’ though the study didn’t provide an explanation for the link.
The drug combo killed Tsukanova, who fatally collapsed June 18 at her Kensington home from an apparent overdose — and her family is now warning others about the drug craze, the Telegraph reported.
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Teen violin prodigy gave her first public performance at age 5: Immune, invincible and immortal.
Katya, who gave her first violin performance at the age of 5, traveled the world playing music, performing at Carnegie Hall and in Russia, Japan and Germany, according to the Telegraph.
She was also awarded the best young musician award at the Suoni dal Golfo Music Festival in Lerici, Italy, the newspaper reported. And perhaps that in a way was what inspired the teen who must have felt invincible and immortal and immune to the dangers of drug use.
Her Russian billionaire father, Igor Tsukanov, said his daughter was a ‘smart girl, and she made one bad choice’ as the drug’s popularity surges with young people.
‘What can we parents do? The children will do what they want anyway, and they never tell you the truth,’ he told the news outlet.
Adding, ‘Sometimes she would have parties in my house and I found her friends unconscious. I had to call the ambulance. I never understood why they were like that. It wasn’t from drinking.’
The late teen’s friend, who asked to remain anonymous, said the drug combo was the ‘new thing among Katya and her friends.’
‘Not just them, though — it’s everywhere,’ the friend told the Telegraph.
In the wake of the violinist’s death, social media users questioned whether the party drug’s ‘sexy name’ played a role in its popularity.
‘They should call it grim reaper to discourage kids,’ one Twitter user wrote.