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. 

If you know of celebrity overdoses and famous drug related deaths that are not on the list, you can add them or call them out in the comments. 
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  1. 208

    1820 Physicist, accidental overdose of chloral hydrate

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    1856 Neurologist, long-term cocaine use, physician assisted morphine overdose

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    John Dougherty 1857 Musician, Flipper, heroin overdose.

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    1887 Austrian poet, intentional cocaine overdose.

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    1890 Canadian-born evangelist, shock and respiratory failure due to overdose of prescription ...

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  6. 63

    1890 Actress, alcohol and/or heroin abuse.

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    1891 Actor, drug overdose

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    1892 Writer, committed suicide by overdosing on veronal.

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    1897 Actress, illness caused by heroin and cocaine addiction.

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  10. 89

    1899 Actress, barbiturate overdose, suspected suicide

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  11. 142

    1901 Actor, barbiturate overdose.

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  12. 102

    1905 Aviator, engineer, industrialist, movie producer, liver failure-physician administered ...

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  13. 55

    1905 Jazz musician and bandleader, choked to death while sleeping with the aid of drugs.

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    1906 Actor, overdose of sleeping pills

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    Gertrude Hullett 1906 A patient of Dr. John Bodkin Adams who was acquitted of multiple murder charges including ...

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    Bernard Kettlewell 1907 Lepidopterist and medical doctor, drug overdose.

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    1908 Actress, secobarbital overdose

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  18. 196

    1909 Actress, deliberate barbiturate overdose.

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  19. 118

    1913 Actor, accidental overdose of alcohol and three drugs.

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  20. 116

    1913 Journalist and television game show panelist, fatal combination of alcohol and barbiturate

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  21. 120

    1919 Actress, overdose of sleeping pills(suicide)

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    1920 Politician/ businessman/ journalist, suicide under influence of alcohol/ overdose of ...

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    1922 Singer and actress, barbiturate(secobarbital) overdose. Her death certificate states the ...

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    1924 Musician, singer, overdose of drugs and alcohol.

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