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Celebrities Who Died of Alcoholism

This is a list of celebrities who died from their addiction to alcohol. While we may be more accustomed to celebrities dying to heroin and other drugs, many have died due to an addiction to alcohol. Alcoholism is more than simply a lack of self control; today, it is considered an all out addictive disorder. In other words, it's not a bad habit - it's a disease. 

From Jack Kerouac to Billie Holiday to Errol Flynn, this list shows the celebrities who, for whatever reason, couldn't fight the addiction and lost their lives to the disease.

Who are the most famous alcoholics? What famous people died from alcohol? While harder drugs may take more of the spotlight, alcohol dependence is a serious syndrome as alcohol has the potential to damage every organ in the body, including the brain, which can lead to other psychiatric disorders.
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    Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage

    A star of the stage and screen, Burton was a well-regarded actor nominated for a record seven Academy Awards without a win. After a long stint of alcoholism - which included being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the kidneys and liver - Burton died August 5, 1984 in his home in Switzerland.


    Born: 1925
    Date Born: 1925
    Birthplace: Wales, Pontrhydyfen, Eurasia, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories
    Nationality: Wales, United Kingdom
    Characters: Richard Wagner
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