Cory Monteith Died at 31 (1982-2013) 31-year-old star of Glee, accidentally overdosed on heroin
Brian Adams Died at 43 (1964-2007) Professional wrestler, accidental overdose of painkillers.
Nick Adams Died at 37 (1931-1968) Actor, death officially certified as "accidental-suicidal and undetermined", high levels of sedatives found in his blood.
Stuart Adamson Died at 43 (1958-2001) Musician, Big Country, self-asphyxiation under the influence of alcohol.
Mike Von Erich Died at 23 (1964-1987) Professional wrestler, suicide, overdosed on tranquilizers.
Ryunosuke Akutagawa Died at 35 (1892-1927) Writer, committed suicide by overdosing on veronal.
GG Allin Died at 37 (1956-1993) Punk musician, heroin overdose.
Bridgette Andersen Died at 22 (1975-1997) Former child actress, alcohol and heroin overdose.
Pier Angeli Died at 39 (1932-1971) Actress, died of anaphylactic shock after being given a tranquilizer by her doctor.
Matthew Ansara Died at 36 (1965-2001) Actor, heroin overdose.
Chris Antley Died at 34 (1966-2000) Champion horse-racing jockey, multiple drug overdose and injuries likely related to a fall caused by the drugs.
West Arkeen Died at 37 (1960-1997) Musician, drug overdose.
Howard Arkley Died at 48 (1951-1999) Painter, heroin overdose.
Kevyn Aucoin Died at 40 (1962-2002) Photographer & make-up artist, kidney and liver failure due to Tylenol toxicity, as a result of a prescription painkiller addiction.
Lester Bangs Died at 34 (1948-1982) Music critic, musician, an overdose of Darvon and Valium and NyQuil.
Jean-Michel Basquiat Died at 28 (1960-1988) Painter, heroin overdose.
Scotty Beckett Died at 39 (1929-1968) American former child actor, suspected overdose.
Steve Bechler Died at 24 (1979-2003) Major League Baseball pitcher, died of a heatstroke, the coroner indicated that "the toxicity of ephedra played a signifcant role" among many factors in contributing to his death.
John Belushi Died at 33 (1949-1982) Of the Blues Brothers, actor, and comedian, heroin and cocaine overdose
Wes Berggren Died at 28 (1971-1999) Musician, Tripping Daisy.
Leah Betts Died at 18 (1977-1995) Schoolgirl, ecstasy related.
Len Bias Died at 23 (1963-1986) Basketball player; died of cocaine overdose before ever playing in the NBA.
Bam Bam Bigelow Died at 46 (1961-2007) Professional wrestler, toxic levels of cocaine and anti anxiety drug.
Gottfried von Bismarck Died at 45 (1962-2007) Aristocrat, cocaine overdose.
Mike Bloomfield Died at 38 (1943-1981) Blues guitarist, heroin overdose.
Tommy Bolin Died at 25 (1951-1976) Musician, Deep Purple, drugs overdose.
Christopher Bowman Died at 41 (1967-2008) Former professional ice skater, drug overdose.
Elisa Bridges Died at 29 (1973-2002) Model, acute intoxication-combined effects of heroin, methamphetamine, meperidine and alprazolam.
Lenny Bruce Died at 41 (1925-1966) Comedian, morphine overdose.
Tim Buckley Died at 28 (1947-1975) Rock and roll musician, heroin overdose.
Chad Butler age 41 -rap musician, accidental overdose of Promethazine/Codeine "syrup" mixed with a pre-existing medical condition, sleep apnea.
Paul Butterfield Died at 45 (1942-1987) Musician, sources report drug related heart failure or simply drug overdose
Andrés Caicedo Died at 26 (1951-1977) Writer, drug overdose, consumed 60 pills of Secobarbital.
Casey Calvert Died at 26 (1981-2007) Guitarist of Hawthorne Heights, accidental drug overdose through mixture of opiates, citalopram, and clonazepam.
Ken Caminiti Died at 41 (1963-2004) Former Major League Baseball player; acute cocaine and opiates intoxication.
Max Cantor Died at 32 (1959-1991) Actor, journalist who researched addicts in New York, heroin overdose.
Truman Capote Died at 60 (1924-1984) Writer, liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.
Vic Chesnutt Died at 45 (1964-2009) Musician, overdose of prescription medication(suicide)
Steve Clark Died at 31 (1960-1991) Musician, Def Leppard, accidental lethal overdose of codeine, along with valium and morphine and alcohol at more than 3 times the legal British limit
Bob Collins Died at 61 (1946-2007) Politician, suicide from prescription drugs and alcohol.
Natasha Collins Died at 32 (1976-2008) Actress-cocaine overdose
Brian Cole Died at 30 (1942-1972) Musician, the Association, heroin overdose.
Megan Connolly Died at 27 (1974-2001) Actress, heroin overdose.
Pamela Courson Died at 28 (1946-1974) Common law wife of Jim Morrison of The Doors, heroin overdose.
Carl Crack Died at 30 (1971-2001) Musician, Atari Teenage Riot, drug overdose.
Jan Paul Beahm Died at 22 (1958-1980) Punk musician, of The Germs, heroin overdose, reported as suicide.
Robbin Crosby Died at 43 (1959-2002) Musician with Ratt, reported causes of his death include heroin overdose,
Dalida Died at 54 (1933-1987) Singer, suicide, barbiturates overdose.
Dorothy Dandridge Died at 43 (1922-1965)
Jesse Ed Davis Died at 44 (1944-1988) Guitarist, session musician, drug overdose.
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