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. 159

    Died at 23 (1970-1993) Actor, overdose of heroin and cocaine

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

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  3. 109

    Died at 18 (1958-1976) Actress, accidental overdose of barbiturates, cocaine, quaaludes, and PCP.

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  4. 169

    Died at 26 (1982-2008) Actor, overdose of heroin and morphine

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  5. 8

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

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  6. 142

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

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  7. 156

    Died at 24 (1976-2000) Actor, drug overdose.

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  8. 161

    Died at 35 (1964-1999) Actress, drug overdose

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  9. 164

    Died at 32 (1970-2002) Actor, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 33 (1962-1995) Actor, suicide under influence of cocaine.

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  11. 194

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

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    Died at 30 (1953-1983) Actor, heroin overdose.

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  13. 63

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

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  14. 178

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

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    Died at 47 (1954-2001) Actress, "multiple drug intoxication."

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  16. 212

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

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  17. 196

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

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

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  19. 193

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

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  20. 104

    Died at 43 (1960-2003) Professional wrestling manager, accidental overdose of alcohol, pain killers, nausea ...

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  21. 89

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

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  22. 9

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

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  23. 153

    Died at 50 (1954-2004) Television actor, heroin overdose.

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  24. 17

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

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  25. 79

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

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  26. 121

    Died at 29 (1979-2008) Actor, accidental death Combined Drug Intoxication of various prescription drugs, including ...

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  27. 14

    Died at 40 (1962-2002) Photographer & make-up artist, kidney and liver failure due to Tylenol toxicity, as a ...

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  28. 81

    Died at 41 (1962-2003) Actor, accidental overdose of heroin, cocaine, valium and vicodin.

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  29. 48

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

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  30. 57

    Died at 46 (1958-2004) Stand-up comedian, "acute intoxication" by the effects of alcohol, tranquilizers and ...

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  31. 163

    Died at 23 (1954-1977) Comic, actor, accidental gunshot wound while under the influence of methaqualone and alcohol ...

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  32. 77

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

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  33. 189
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    Daniel Smith age 31 Son of Anna Nicole Smith, part-time actor and director, cardiac dysrhythmia caused by ...

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  34. 217
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    Died at 35 (1958-1993) American football defensive-back, cocaine-induced heart attack.

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    Died at 24 (1962-1986) American football player, cardiac arrest due to cocaine overdose.

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  36. 126

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

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    Robert Walker age 42 Actor, a reaction to a sedative administered by his doctor.

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  38. 123

    Died at 40 (1966-2006) R&B singer, accidental combination of prescription medications.

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  39. 206

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

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  40. 219

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

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  41. 55

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

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  42. 162

    Died at 50 (1952-2002) Major League Baseball catcher, broadcaster, cocaine overdose.

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  43. 183

    Died at 38 (1956-1994) Baseball player, cocaine and heroin overdose.

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  44. 35

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

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    Rod Scurry Died at 36 (1956-1992) Major League Baseball relief pitcher, died of a heart attack in a hospital after a drug ...

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    Steve Bechler Died at 24 (1979-2003) Major League Baseball pitcher, died of a heatstroke, the coroner indicated that "the ...

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  47. 22

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

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  48. 68

    Died at 31 (1952-1983) Musician, the Pretenders, drowned/ heroin overdose.

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  49. 66

    Died at 48 (1955-2003) Musician, ex-bassist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, heroin overdose.

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  50. 131

    Died at 37 (1949-1986) Musician, Thin Lizzy, sources report various causes of death, including: heart and liver ...

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