Half of Twitter inadvertently admit to taking drugs, as 'god of ecstasy' Alexander Shulgin dies

Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, who earned the nickname “Godfather of ecstasy” for developing a new method of synthesis for MDMA and introducing it to psychologists in the 1970s, died today from liver cancer, aged 88.

Shulgin’s work has obviously been controversial, as he’s been cited as the creator of ecstasy, which he tested on himself, his wife Ann and a group of friends, having apparently had over 4000 trips in his lifetime.

As the news broke out today, we turned to Twitter to see some of the best reactions to the chemical scientist’s death, and found that loads of users had inadvertently admitted to taking ecstasy.

There were the comedians.

Then there was this girl who’d obviously witnessed everyone tweeting about the giant octopus stranded in Oxford Street earlier today.

Then there were the Breaking Bad fans

There was also this guy, who may now be taking all of the drugs, just to live as long as Shuglin did.

And then, there was this guy…

…who was proven right, by everyone else.

Image via @labegovego / Twitter

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Hayley MinnHalf of Twitter inadvertently admit to taking drugs, as 'god of ecstasy' Alexander Shulgin dies
  • Scott Johnstone

    He didn’t create MDMA , he was partly responsible for it’s introduction into the therapeutic community.

    Rest friend, now the journey has begun.