To answer the last questions first, no I do not do them now and nobody I knew has died from them.
I have done, LSD, Cocaine (snorted and smoked crack), Speed, Crystal Meth, Mushrooms and smoked more pot than most hippy's ever dreamed about. Crystal and meth were only once or twice, I did not care for them. LSD was quite a few times, don't remember how many times. I was hooked hard on Cocaine for two years, till I found myself scrounging on the floor for a rock that I had dropped. Anything that looked like a rock went into the pipe and got smoked, never did find the rock. I quit cold turkey that day and never did any kind of cocaine again. I was a 3/4 oz. a day pot smoker till two years ago. Move to a new state and have only smoked a little bit since, can't afford the price they want up here. I miss it a bit but I think it is for the best.