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. 

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  1. 159

    1970 Actor, overdose of heroin and cocaine

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    1897 Actress, illness caused by heroin and cocaine addiction.

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  3. 109

    1958 Actress, accidental overdose of barbiturates, cocaine, quaaludes, and PCP.

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  4. 169

    1982 Actor, overdose of heroin and morphine

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  5. 8

    1975 Former child actress, alcohol and heroin overdose.

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  6. 142

    1901 Actor, barbiturate overdose.

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  7. 156

    1976 Actor, drug overdose.

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  8. 161

    1964 Actress, drug overdose

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  9. 164

    1970 Actor, heroin overdose.

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    1962 Actor, suicide under influence of cocaine.

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  11. 194

    1934 Actress, suicide-overdose of barbiturates.

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    1953 Actor, heroin overdose.

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  13. 63

    1890 Actress, alcohol and/or heroin abuse.

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  14. 178

    1938 Actress, drug overdose(suicide)

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    1954 Actress, "multiple drug intoxication."

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  16. 212

    1908 Actress, secobarbital overdose

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  17. 196

    1909 Actress, deliberate barbiturate overdose.

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    1974 Actress, heroin overdose.

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  19. 193

    1926 Actress, suicide-overdose of sleeping pills.

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  20. 104

    1960 Professional wrestling manager, accidental overdose of alcohol, pain killers, nausea ...

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  21. 89

    1899 Actress, barbiturate overdose, suspected suicide

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    1932 Actress, died of anaphylactic shock after being given a tranquilizer by her doctor.

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  23. 153

    1954 Television actor, heroin overdose.

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    1929 American former child actor, suspected overdose.

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  25. 79

    1940 Actress, heroin overdose in Rome 1971.

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  26. 121

    1979 Actor, accidental death Combined Drug Intoxication of various prescription drugs, including ...

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  27. 14

    1962 Photographer & make-up artist, kidney and liver failure due to Tylenol toxicity, as a ...

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  28. 81

    1962 Actor, accidental overdose of heroin, cocaine, valium and vicodin.

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  29. 48

    1933 Singer, suicide, barbiturates overdose.

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  30. 57

    1958 Stand-up comedian, "acute intoxication" by the effects of alcohol, tranquilizers and ...

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  31. 163

    1954 Comic, actor, accidental gunshot wound while under the influence of methaqualone and alcohol ...

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  32. 77

    1922 Singer and actress, barbiturate(secobarbital) overdose. Her death certificate states the ...

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    Daniel Smith 1983 Son of Anna Nicole Smith, part-time actor and director, cardiac dysrhythmia caused by ...

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    1958 American football defensive-back, cocaine-induced heart attack.

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    1962 American football player, cardiac arrest due to cocaine overdose.

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  36. 126

    1931 American football player, heroin overdose.

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    Robert Walker 1972 Actor, a reaction to a sedative administered by his doctor.

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  38. 123

    1966 R&B singer, accidental combination of prescription medications.

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  39. 206

    1931 Musician/producer, died from cocaine overdose with high blood pressure and emphysema as ...

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  40. 219

    1939 Artist, heroin overdose.

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  41. 55

    1905 Jazz musician and bandleader, choked to death while sleeping with the aid of drugs.

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  42. 162

    1952 Major League Baseball catcher, broadcaster, cocaine overdose.

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  43. 183

    1956 Baseball player, cocaine and heroin overdose.

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  44. 35

    1963 Former Major League Baseball player; acute cocaine and opiates intoxication.

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    Rod Scurry 1956 Major League Baseball relief pitcher, died of a heart attack in a hospital after a drug ...

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    Steve Bechler 1979 Major League Baseball pitcher, died of a heatstroke, the coroner indicated that "the ...

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  47. 22

    1963 Basketball player; died of cocaine overdose before ever playing in the NBA.

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  48. 68

    1952 Musician, the Pretenders, drowned/ heroin overdose.

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    1955 Musician, ex-bassist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, heroin overdose.

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  50. 131

    1949 Musician, Thin Lizzy, sources report various causes of death, including: heart and liver ...

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