'Blow' Inspiration George Jung Died of Kidney Failure, Death Certificate Shows

Johnny Depp played George Jung, the cocaine smuggler and prolific actor in "Blow", but he died from kidney failure. As you can probably see, his hard-living was a significant part of his life.George's death certificate lists that George died from hepatorenal failure caused by alcoholic cirrhosis. His chronic alcohol abuse caused his organs to fail. Natural causes are listed as the cause of his death.George passed away on May 5, in Lowell, MA. He was cremated two days later. His occupation was listed as storyteller/teacher/education. This is not a complete error, if you have seen the movie.TMZ reported that George had suffered from kidney and liver issues before his death. He died in hospice care at home with Ronda and Roger by his side.George spent 20 years behind bars for his role in running drugs for the Medellin Carttel. He was known as Boston George and helped Pablo Escobar, a notorious drug lord, smuggle coke planeloads into the United States.Escobar's cartel was responsible for 80% world cocaine production at the time.