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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 Cause of Death: Esophageal CancerA Dutch singer and actor, the heavy drinker died of esophageal cancer on December 1, 2009.

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  2. 1927 Cause of Death: AlcoholismAn English actress best known for her work in television, Yootha Joyce was the victim of her own ...

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  3. 1937 Cause of Death: Gastrointestinal hemorrhageAn influential figure in British comedy, Cook was a controversial comedian who ...

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  4. 1895 Cause of Death: Alcohol poisoningA model turned silent film star, Bruns was once called "America's most beautiful ...

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  5. 1949 Cause of Death: AlcoholismA popular actor who appeared on several British television series, Lloyd was eventually fired from ...

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  6. 1931 Cause of Death: Stomach hemorrhageA British actor who starred in several television series and movies, Hendry turned to ...

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  7. 1927 Cause of Death: Liver failureA once promising Hollywood starlet, Payton's hard drinking and excessive partying led to her ...

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  8. 1946 Cause of Death: AlcoholismA popular British actor, Elphick was known for his croaky voice and prematurely aged visage. At ...

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  9. 1949 Cause of Death: AlcoholismA ballet dancer who caused an international incident when he defected from the USSR while on tour ...

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  10. 1918 Cause of Death: AlcoholismAn Academy and Emmy Award winning actor, Holden was one of the biggest leading men of the '50s and ...

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  11. 1880 Cause of Death: AlcoholismFields was a well liked and well regarded comedian, writer, and actor whose stage and screen ...

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  12. 1938 Cause of Death: AlcoholismA well regarded actor for decades, Reed had a heart attack and died May 2, 1999 on the set of the ...

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  13. 1882 Cause of Death: Liver, kidney, and heart ailments complicated by pneumonia and alcoholismJohn Barrymore (brother of Lionel ...

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  14. 1948 Cause of Death: Asphyxiation from VomitBonham, the drummer of rock band Led Zeppelin, went on a bender while the band was ...

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  15. Joseph McCarthy Cause of Death: AlcoholismThe US Senator at the head of anti-Communist hearings in the 1950s, McCarthy led witch-hunts to ...

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  16. 1909 Cause of Death: Heart attackA star of the early days of Hollywood, Flynn turned to alcoholism while sailing his yacht around ...

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  17. 1923 Cause of Death: AlcoholismWilliams, a famous country singer whose songs have been covered for generations after his death, ...

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  18. 1915 Cause of Death: AlcoholismHoliday, a seminal influence in the fields of jazz and pop singing, was charged with drug ...

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  19. 1922 Cause of Death: AlcoholismKerouac, one of the pre-eminent voices of the beat generation, was a gifted writer with a severe ...

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  20. 1977 Cause of Death: Automobile accidentA star of the MTV series Jackass and Viva La Bam, Dunn was the driver of a car involved ...

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  21. 1922 Cause of Death: Acute hepatitisLake was a well known film noir actress known for her hairstyle and femme fatale persona. Her ...

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  22. 1931 Cause of Death: AlcoholismMantle, a 20 time All-Star baseball player who spent his entire career with the New York ...

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  23. 1925 Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhageA star of the stage and screen, Burton was a well-regarded actor nominated for a record ...

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