What did the actor Nick Adams die from

As reported by LA Times, Actor Nick Adams was found dead at age 36 under mysterious circumstances at his home on Feb. 7, 1968, of a drug overdose. No weapons or pills were found around his body.

But several personal items were missing including his journals, the typewriter James Dean had given him, tape recordings and a bronze replica of the hat he wore in his hit TV series "The Rebel." Adams' death certificate was changed three times from homicide to suicide to undetermined.

Born Nicholas Aloysius Adamschock on July 10, 1931 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, USA, Nick Adams, well known to audiences as Johnny Yuma of the TV series The Rebel (1959), played leads and supporting parts in many movies of the 1950s, often cast in the same "troubled young man" mold as his good friend, James Dean.

Adams was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Twilight of Honor (1963).

You can view Nick Adams Filmography at IMDB.

Updated on Thursday, October 23 2014 at 09:14AM EDT

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