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Stepson of British Columbia's agriculture minister dies of overdose

DanSealey
(via Lana Popham/Facebook)

VICTORIA — British Columbia's agriculture minister says her stepson has died of an accidental drug overdose.

Lana Popham posted about Dan Sealey's death on Facebook.

She says her partner's 23-year-old son was caring and smart, and some who knew him may not have realized he struggled with addiction and mental health issues.

"He was taken from us far too soon by accidental overdose before he got to fulfill his dream of being a Physics teacher," she wrote.

Popham encouraged people to donate to an online fundraiser in Sealey's honour instead of sending flowers.

As of Sunday morning, the fundraiser intended to help people with addictions had raised more than $7,000.

The Canadian Press