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. 51

    1971 pornographic actress, accidental drug overdose

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    Kiki Djan 1957 Musician, AIDS and drugs related complications.

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    1920 Politician/ businessman/ journalist, suicide under influence of alcohol/ overdose of ...

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

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    John Dougherty 1857 Musician, Flipper, heroin overdose.

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

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    1948 Musician, anti-depressant overdose, disputed suicide.

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    Michael Dransfield 1948 Poet, sources report conflicting causes of death, including infection related to drug use and ...

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    1955 Rock vocalist, cocaine overdose.

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    1965 Professional wrestler, prescription drug overdose.

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    1967 Professional wrestler, fentanyl overdose.

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    1890 Actress, alcohol and/or heroin abuse.

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    1944 Musician, bassist for the Who, died from heart failure brought upon by cocaine use.

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    1934 Manager of The Beatles, accidental sleeping pill overdose.

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

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    1964 Comedian, cocaine and heroin overdose

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    1952 Musician, the Pretenders, drowned/ heroin overdose.

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    1945 Playwright, director, cocaine overdose(possible suicide)

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    1964 Singer, initial press reports cited complications of asthma attack while a later autopsy ...

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    1953 Co-publisher of Hustler magazine, drowned after passing out after drug overdose.

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    1970 Musician, EMF, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, barbiturates and alcohol in bloodstream.

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    1983 Model and socialite, cocaine use.

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    1856 Neurologist, long-term cocaine use, physician assisted morphine overdose

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    1956 Impressionist, Las Vegas entertainer. Accidental prescription drug overdose.

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    1958 Musician, Tubeway Army, heroin overdose.

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

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    1945 Musician, Little Feat, drug overdose.

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    1940 Actress, heroin overdose in Rome 1971.

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    1965 Stand up comedian and insult comic. Appeared on many Comedy Central programs and Roasts.

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

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    1964 Musician, Skinny Puppy, heroin overdose.

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    1973 AKA DJ AM, American club DJ, accidental drug overdose´┐Ż cocaine, Levamisole, oxycodone, ...

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    1967 Professional wrestler, "heart disease, complicated by an enlarged heart resulting from a ...

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    1976 Computer hacker, heroin overdose.

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    1941 Folk musician, heroin overdose.

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    1958 Wife and murderer of comedian Phil Hartman, suicide after cocaine, alcohol and Zoloft.

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    1899 Actress, barbiturate overdose, suspected suicide

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    1953 Actor, heroin overdose.

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    1954 Rugby league player, heroin overdose in prison while serving time for drug smuggling.

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    1968 Comedian, multiple drug toxicity(cocaine and heroin)

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    Tim Hemensley 1972

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    1954 Actress, disputed suicide, overdose of phenobarbital.

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    1942 Rock and roll musician, respiratory arrest caused by alcohol and barbiturate overdose and ...

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    1958 Professional wrestler, cocaine overdose.

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    1957 Wrestler, cocaine overdose.

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    1936 Social and political activist in the United States, suicide by overdose of Phenobarbital ...

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    1952 Actor and musician, heroin overdose.

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    1956 Musician, the Pretenders, drug overdose.

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