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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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  1. 1933 More
    Cause of Death: Esophageal CancerA Dutch singer and actor, the heavy drinker died of ...
  2. 1927 More
    Cause of Death: AlcoholismAn English actress best known for her work in television, Yootha ... more
  3. 1937 More
    Cause of Death: Gastrointestinal hemorrhageAn influential figure in British comedy, Cook was a ... more
  4. 1895 More
    Cause of Death: Alcohol poisoningA model turned silent film star, Bruns was once called ...
  5. 1949 More
    Cause of Death: AlcoholismA popular actor who appeared on several British television series, ... more
  6. 1931 More
    Cause of Death: Stomach hemorrhageA British actor who starred in several television series and ... more
  7. 1927 More
    Cause of Death: Liver failureA once promising Hollywood starlet, Payton's hard drinking and ... more
  8. 1946 More
    Cause of Death: AlcoholismA popular British actor, Elphick was known for his croaky voice and ... more
  9. 1949 More
    Cause of Death: AlcoholismA ballet dancer who caused an international incident when he ...
  10. 1918 More
    Cause of Death: AlcoholismAn Academy and Emmy Award winning actor, Holden was one of the ... more
  11. 1880 More
    Cause of Death: AlcoholismFields was a well liked and well regarded comedian, writer, and ... more
  12. 1938 More
    Cause of Death: AlcoholismA well regarded actor for decades, Reed had a heart attack and died ... more
  13. 1882 More
    Cause of Death: Liver, kidney, and heart ailments complicated by pneumonia and alcoholismJohn ... more
  14. 1948 More
    Cause of Death: Asphyxiation from VomitBonham, the drummer of rock band Led Zeppelin, went on ... more
  15. Joseph McCarthy

    Cause of Death: AlcoholismThe US Senator at the head of anti-Communist hearings in the 1950s, ... more
  16. 1909 More
    Cause of Death: Heart attackA star of the early days of Hollywood, Flynn turned to alcoholism ... more
  17. 1923 More
    Cause of Death: AlcoholismWilliams, a famous country singer whose songs have been covered for ... more
  18. 1915 More
    Cause of Death: AlcoholismHoliday, a seminal influence in the fields of jazz and pop singing, ... more
  19. 1922 More
    Cause of Death: AlcoholismKerouac, one of the pre-eminent voices of the beat generation, was a ... more
  20. 1977 More
    Cause of Death: Automobile accidentA star of the MTV series Jackass and Viva La Bam, Dunn was ... more
  21. 1922 More
    Cause of Death: Acute hepatitisLake was a well known film noir actress known for her hairstyle ... more
  22. 1931 More
    Cause of Death: AlcoholismMantle, a 20 time All-Star baseball player who spent his entire ... more
  23. 1925 More
    Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhageA star of the stage and screen, Burton was a well-regarded ... more

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