Famous Drug-related Deaths & Celebrity Drug Overdoses People
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Famous Drug-related Deaths & Celebrity Drug Overdoses

A thorough list of celebrity drug related deaths & famous drug overdoses. THere is nothing more cliche than the depiction of rampant drug and alcohol abuse by the Hollywood elite. Unfortunately this is one cliche that hits the mark more than we'd like. Celebrity drug deaths are all too frequent. Deaths from drug use are a rampant problem here in the states, both overdose and health issues created by drug use increase this statistic. These famous drug fueled deaths should illustrate a need to control drug usage or stop it all together. Famous overdoses have the power to bring awareness to this horrible problem. 

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    1982 31-year-old star of Glee, accidentally overdosed on heroin

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    1964 Professional wrestler, accidental overdose of painkillers.

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    1931 Actor, death officially certified as "accidental-suicidal and undetermined", high ...

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    1958 Musician, Big Country, self-asphyxiation under the influence of alcohol.

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    1964 Professional wrestler, suicide, overdosed on tranquilizers.

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    1892 Writer, committed suicide by overdosing on veronal.

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    1956 Punk musician, heroin overdose.

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    1975 Former child actress, alcohol and heroin overdose.

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    1932 Actress, died of anaphylactic shock after being given a tranquilizer by her doctor.

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    1965 Actor, heroin overdose.

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    1966 Champion horse-racing jockey, multiple drug overdose and injuries likely related to a fall ...

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    West Arkeen 1960 Musician, drug overdose.

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    1951 Painter, heroin overdose.

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    1962 Photographer & make-up artist, kidney and liver failure due to Tylenol toxicity, as a ...

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    1948 Music critic, musician, an overdose of Darvon and Valium and NyQuil.

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    1960 Painter, heroin overdose.

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    1929 American former child actor, suspected overdose.

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    Steve Bechler 1979 Major League Baseball pitcher, died of a heatstroke, the coroner indicated that "the ...

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    1949 Of the Blues Brothers, actor, and comedian, heroin and cocaine overdose

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    Wes Berggren 1971 Musician, Tripping Daisy.

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    1977 Schoolgirl, ecstasy related.

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    1963 Basketball player; died of cocaine overdose before ever playing in the NBA.

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    1961 Professional wrestler, toxic levels of cocaine and anti anxiety drug.

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    1962 Aristocrat, cocaine overdose.

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    1943 Blues guitarist, heroin overdose.

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    1951 Musician, Deep Purple, drugs overdose.

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    1967 Former professional ice skater, drug overdose.

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    1973 Model, acute intoxication-combined effects of heroin, methamphetamine, meperidine and ...

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    1925 Comedian, morphine overdose.

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    1947 Rock and roll musician, heroin overdose.

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    1974 -rap musician, accidental overdose of Promethazine/Codeine "syrup" mixed with a ...

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    1942 Musician, sources report drug related heart failure or simply drug overdose

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    1951 Writer, drug overdose, consumed 60 pills of Secobarbital.

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    Casey Calvert 1981 Guitarist of Hawthorne Heights, accidental drug overdose through mixture of opiates, ...

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    1963 Former Major League Baseball player; acute cocaine and opiates intoxication.

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    1959 Actor, journalist who researched addicts in New York, heroin overdose.

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    1924 Writer, liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.

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    1964 Musician, overdose of prescription medication(suicide)

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    1960 Musician, Def Leppard, accidental lethal overdose of codeine, along with valium and morphine ...

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    1946 Politician, suicide from prescription drugs and alcohol.

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    1976 Actress-cocaine overdose

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    1942 Musician, the Association, heroin overdose.

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    1974 Actress, heroin overdose.

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    1946 Common law wife of Jim Morrison of The Doors, heroin overdose.

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    1971 Musician, Atari Teenage Riot, drug overdose.

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    1958 Punk musician, of The Germs, heroin overdose, reported as suicide.

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    1959 Musician with Ratt, reported causes of his death include heroin overdose,

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    1933 Singer, suicide, barbiturates overdose.

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    1944 Guitarist, session musician, drug overdose.

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