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

This thorough list details the many celebrity drug related deaths and 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 to believe. 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, to make this list of drug related deaths completely comprehensive.

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    Died at 31 (1982-2013) 31-year-old star of Glee, accidentally overdosed on heroin

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    Died at 43 (1964-2007) Professional wrestler, accidental overdose of painkillers.

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    Died at 37 (1931-1968) Actor, death officially certified as "accidental-suicidal and undetermined", high levels of sedatives found in his blood.

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    Died at 43 (1958-2001) Musician, Big Country, self-asphyxiation under the influence of alcohol.

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    Died at 23 (1964-1987) Professional wrestler, suicide, overdosed on tranquilizers.

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

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    Died at 37 (1956-1993) Punk musician, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 22 (1975-1997) Former child actress, alcohol and heroin overdose.

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

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    Died at 36 (1965-2001) Actor, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 34 (1966-2000) Champion horse-racing jockey, multiple drug overdose and injuries likely related to a fall caused by the drugs.

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    West Arkeen Died at 37 (1960-1997) Musician, drug overdose.

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    Died at 48 (1951-1999) Painter, heroin overdose.

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    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.

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    Died at 34 (1948-1982) Music critic, musician, an overdose of Darvon and Valium and NyQuil.

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    Died at 28 (1960-1988) Painter, heroin overdose.

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

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    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.

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    Died at 33 (1949-1982) Of the Blues Brothers, actor, and comedian, heroin and cocaine overdose

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    Wes Berggren Died at 28 (1971-1999) Musician, Tripping Daisy.

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    Died at 18 (1977-1995) Schoolgirl, ecstasy related.

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    Died at 23 (1963-1986) Basketball player; died of cocaine overdose before ever playing in the NBA.

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    Died at 46 (1961-2007) Professional wrestler, toxic levels of cocaine and anti anxiety drug.

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    Died at 45 (1962-2007) Aristocrat, cocaine overdose.

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    Died at 38 (1943-1981) Blues guitarist, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 25 (1951-1976) Musician, Deep Purple, drugs overdose.

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    Died at 41 (1967-2008) Former professional ice skater, drug overdose.

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    Died at 29 (1973-2002) Model, acute intoxication-combined effects of heroin, methamphetamine, meperidine and alprazolam.

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

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    Died at 28 (1947-1975) Rock and roll musician, heroin overdose.

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    age 41 -rap musician, accidental overdose of Promethazine/Codeine "syrup" mixed with a pre-existing medical condition, sleep apnea.

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    Died at 45 (1942-1987) Musician, sources report drug related heart failure or simply drug overdose

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    Died at 26 (1951-1977) Writer, drug overdose, consumed 60 pills of Secobarbital.

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    Casey Calvert Died at 26 (1981-2007) Guitarist of Hawthorne Heights, accidental drug overdose through mixture of opiates, citalopram, and clonazepam.

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    Died at 41 (1963-2004) Former Major League Baseball player; acute cocaine and opiates intoxication.

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    Died at 32 (1959-1991) Actor, journalist who researched addicts in New York, heroin overdose.

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

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    Died at 45 (1964-2009) Musician, overdose of prescription medication(suicide)

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    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

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    Died at 61 (1946-2007) Politician, suicide from prescription drugs and alcohol.

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    Died at 32 (1976-2008) Actress-cocaine overdose

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    Died at 30 (1942-1972) Musician, the Association, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 27 (1974-2001) Actress, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 28 (1946-1974) Common law wife of Jim Morrison of The Doors, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 30 (1971-2001) Musician, Atari Teenage Riot, drug overdose.

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    Died at 22 (1958-1980) Punk musician, of The Germs, heroin overdose, reported as suicide.

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    Died at 43 (1959-2002) Musician with Ratt, reported causes of his death include heroin overdose,

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

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    Died at 43 (1922-1965)

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    Died at 44 (1944-1988) Guitarist, session musician, drug overdose.

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