Brian Lancaster’s family believes he died at age 43 from heart failure despite a history of drug and alcohol-related arrests. The Road Rules star’s mother exclusively revealed to RadarOnline.com that she believes her son was clean at the time of his unexpected death.
“At this point, it was heart failure,” Carol Lancaster told Radar. “We don’t have the toxicology stream back. We’re waiting for blood work to come back.”
Despite her son having “a few bad years,” she insisted he was sober at the time of his death.
“As far as I know, he was clean,” she said. “As far as we know, he wasn’t using and hasn’t been. This is a surprise.”
Carol explained how the family and her son’s fiancée Sarah Bell are “doing as well as can be expected.”
“We had a memorial yesterday,” she said. “He’s been cremated. We’re burying his ashes later this month.”
The Coroner’s Office for Chester County in Pennsylvania confirmed to Radar that Lancaster passed away on March 29.
“The cause of death is currently under investigation,” the spokesperson told Radar.
Lancaster, who appeared on season 7 of Road Rules in 1999, was most recently arrested on January 2014 for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
He pled guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia, while the other two charges were withdrawn. He was sentenced to one-year probation.
On March 10, 2013, he was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance with nine charges against him. Other charges included possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI: controlled substance – combination of alcohol/drugs and more.
The charges were waived or withdrawn.
He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with/fabricating physical evidence and false swearing on June 23, 2013.
He pled guilty to use or possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with/fabricating physical evidence. The possession of drug paraphernalia and false swearing were withdrawn. He was sentenced to a one-year probation.
Then on April 22, 2007, Lancaster was charged with driving under the influence. Additional charges include careless driving, reckless driving, following too closely and more traffic-related violations.
All charges were dismissed or withdrawn.
Back on February 9, 2000, Lancaster was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.
He pled guilty and was sentenced to two days to 12 months in prison. He was not prosecuted on the careless driving charge.
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