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

    Died at 73 (1820-1893) Physicist, accidental overdose of chloral hydrate

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    Died at 83 (1856-1939) Neurologist, long-term cocaine use, physician assisted morphine overdose

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    John Dougherty Died at 48 (1857-1905) Musician, Flipper, heroin overdose.

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  4. 204

    Died at 27 (1887-1914) Austrian poet, intentional cocaine overdose.

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  5. 138

    Died at 54 (1890-1944) Canadian-born evangelist, shock and respiratory failure due to overdose of prescription ...

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  6. 63

    Died at 39 (1890-1929) Actress, alcohol and/or heroin abuse.

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  7. 167

    Died at 32 (1891-1923) Actor, drug overdose

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    Died at 35 (1892-1927) Writer, committed suicide by overdosing on veronal.

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    Died at 34 (1897-1931) Actress, illness caused by heroin and cocaine addiction.

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  10. 89

    Died at 61 (1899-1960) Actress, barbiturate overdose, suspected suicide

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  11. 142

    Died at 69 (1901-1970) Actor, barbiturate overdose.

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  12. 102

    Died at 71 (1905-1976) Aviator, engineer, industrialist, movie producer, liver failure-physician administered ...

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  13. 55

    Died at 51 (1905-1956) Jazz musician and bandleader, choked to death while sleeping with the aid of drugs.

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  14. 175

    Died at 66 (1906-1972) Actor, overdose of sleeping pills

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    Gertrude Hullett Died at 50 (1906-1956) A patient of Dr. John Bodkin Adams who was acquitted of multiple murder charges including ...

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  16. 115
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    Bernard Kettlewell Died at 72 (1907-1979) Lepidopterist and medical doctor, drug overdose.

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  17. 212

    Died at 36 (1908-1944) Actress, secobarbital overdose

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  18. 196

    Died at 51 (1909-1960) Actress, deliberate barbiturate overdose.

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  19. 118

    Died at 51 (1913-1964) Actor, accidental overdose of alcohol and three drugs.

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  20. 116

    Died at 52 (1913-1965) Journalist and television game show panelist, fatal combination of alcohol and barbiturate

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  21. 120

    Died at 29 (1919-1948) Actress, overdose of sleeping pills(suicide)

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    Died at 54 (1920-1974) Politician/ businessman/ journalist, suicide under influence of alcohol/ overdose of ...

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  23. 77

    Died at 47 (1922-1969) Singer and actress, barbiturate(secobarbital) overdose. Her death certificate states the ...

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  24. 49

    Died at 43 (1922-1965)

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  25. 216

    Died at 39 (1924-1963) Musician, singer, overdose of drugs and alcohol.

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  26. 37

    Died at 60 (1924-1984) Writer, liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.

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  27. 29

    Died at 41 (1925-1966) Comedian, morphine overdose.

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  28. 221

    Died at 62 (1926-1988) Actor, author and comedian from Carry On, overdose of barbiturates.

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  29. 140

    Died at 36 (1926-1962) Actress, overdose of barbiturate-based sleeping pills.

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  30. 193

    Died at 30 (1925-1955) Actress, suicide-overdose of sleeping pills.

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  31. 177

    Died at 69 (1927-1996)

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  32. 17

    Died at 39 (1929-1968) American former child actor, suspected overdose.

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  33. 207

    Died at 24 (1931-1955) Bebop jazz pianist, heroin overdose.

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  34. 126

    Died at 32 (1931-1963) American football player, heroin overdose.

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  35. 206

    Died at 76 (1931-2007) Musician/producer, died from cocaine overdose with high blood pressure and emphysema as ...

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  36. 3

    Died at 37 (1931-1968) Actor, death officially certified as "accidental-suicidal and undetermined", high ...

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  37. 9

    Died at 39 (1932-1971) Actress, died of anaphylactic shock after being given a tranquilizer by her doctor.

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  38. 48

    Died at 54 (1933-1987) Singer, suicide, barbiturates overdose.

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  39. 65

    Died at 33 (1934-1967) Manager of The Beatles, accidental sleeping pill overdose.

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  40. 194

    Died at 36 (1934-1970) Actress, suicide-overdose of barbiturates.

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  41. 158

    Died at 49 (1935-1984) Musician, singer, liver and kidney failure due to drug use

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  42. 150

    Died at 43 (1935-1978)

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  43. 98

    Died at 53 (1936-1989) Social and political activist in the United States, suicide by overdose of Phenobarbital ...

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  44. 186

    Died at 30 (1937-1967) Road racing cyclist, dehydration and exhaustion while cycling, amphetamines as a factor

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  45. 178

    Died at 41 (1938-1979) Actress, drug overdose(suicide)

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  46. 195

    Died at 34 (1938-1972) Musician, overdose of alcohol and medication.

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  47. 219

    Died at 53 (1939-1992) Artist, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 63 (1940-2003)

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  49. 122

    Died at 33 (1940-1973) Actor, martial artist, died of acute cerebral edema due to a reaction to compounds present in ...

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  50. 79

    Died at 31 (1940-1971) Actress, heroin overdose in Rome 1971.

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