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Ron Hynes performs at the dress rehearsal at the East Coast Music Awards Sunday, March 1, 2009 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Family, friends hope death of Ron Hynes draws attention to drug addiction

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The death of one of Newfoundland's most beloved musicians should serve as a wake-up call to the worsening scourge of drug addiction in the province, say friends and family members who watched the artist struggle for years with the disease. Ron Hynes died at age 64 last week in St. John's, N.L., following a return of cancer that was first diagnosed in 2012 and which recently spr…