John Tyndall 1820 Physicist, accidental overdose of chloral hydrate
Sigmund Freud 1856 Neurologist, long-term cocaine use, physician assisted morphine overdose
John Dougherty 1857 Musician, Flipper, heroin overdose.
Georg Trakl 1887 Austrian poet, intentional cocaine overdose.
Aimee Semple McPherson 1890 Canadian-born evangelist, shock and respiratory failure due to overdose of prescription ...
Jeanne Eagels 1890 Actress, alcohol and/or heroin abuse.
Wallace Reid 1891 Actor, drug overdose
Ryunosuke Akutagawa 1892 Writer, committed suicide by overdosing on veronal.
Alma Rubens 1897 Actress, illness caused by heroin and cocaine addiction.
Phyllis Haver 1899 Actress, barbiturate overdose, suspected suicide
Chester Morris 1901 Actor, barbiturate overdose.
Howard Hughes 1905 Aviator, engineer, industrialist, movie producer, liver failure-physician administered ...
Tommy Dorsey 1905 Jazz musician and bandleader, choked to death while sleeping with the aid of drugs.
George Sanders 1906 Actor, overdose of sleeping pills
Gertrude Hullett 1906 A patient of Dr. John Bodkin Adams who was acquitted of multiple murder charges including ...
Bernard Kettlewell 1907 Lepidopterist and medical doctor, drug overdose.
Lupe Vélez 1908 Actress, secobarbital overdose
Margaret Sullavan 1909 Actress, deliberate barbiturate overdose.
Alan Ladd 1913 Actor, accidental overdose of alcohol and three drugs.
Dorothy Kilgallen 1913 Journalist and television game show panelist, fatal combination of alcohol and barbiturate
Carole Landis 1919 Actress, overdose of sleeping pills(suicide)
Desmond Donnelly 1920 Politician/ businessman/ journalist, suicide under influence of alcohol/ overdose of ...
Judy Garland 1922 Singer and actress, barbiturate(secobarbital) overdose. Her death certificate states the ...
Dorothy Dandridge 1922
Dinah Washington 1924 Musician, singer, overdose of drugs and alcohol.
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