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Red Cliff martial arts fighter and promoter Chris Hicks with one of the signs he paid to have made in memory of his former girlfriend, Kelly Livingston. Livingston was the fourth of a series of Bay Area residents who have died of likely overdoses in recent weeks, and the deaths have promoted Hicks and others to take action.

It was Kelly Livingston’s death that finally pushed Chris Hicks over the edge.

Livingston died in May of a probable drug overdose — the fourth fatality amid a sea of overdoses that have swept over the Bay Area in recent weeks.

Chris Hicks

Hicks

Jody Bigboy-Lowmaster

Bigboy-Lowmaster

James Stone

Stone

DOJ Opioids

A reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly after a news conference about deaths from fentanyl exposure, at DEA Headquarters in Arlington Va., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Allison Allen

Allen

DOJ Opioids

Posters comparing lethal amounts of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil, are on display during a news conference about the dangers of fentanyl, at DEA Headquarters in Arlington Va., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Jerry Seitz

Seitz

Overdose Antidote

Though at least four Bay Area residents are dead of likely overdoses in recent weeks, dozens more have been saved by the opioid antidote Narcan. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Pamela Feustel

Feustel

MEXICO FENTANYL

Graphic shows drug seizures and overdose deaths.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;

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Hicks said the signs he had printed will be given to family members of those lost to overdoses and to anyone else who wants one. His most requested implores people to stop using drugs and reminds them that they are loved.

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