(it's against it)
nice Kingpin reference!
you saw what i did there!
I read an article that alcohol related liver failure seems to be more responsible. Really, it seems like it was a combination of the two. He already had alcohol issues and the bite and its physical and psychological effects seems to have made his drinking really spiral out of control. :(
If my memory serves me correctly, I think one of the members from the Flaming Lips also suffered a pretty bad spider bite.
It really is scary.