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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  1. 51

    Died at 30 (1971-2001) pornographic actress, accidental drug overdose

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    Kiki Djan Died at 47 (1957-2004) Musician, AIDS and drugs related complications.

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    Died at 29 (1971-2000)

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

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

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

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

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    Died at 26 (1948-1974) Musician, anti-depressant overdose, disputed suicide.

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    Michael Dransfield Died at 25 (1948-1973) Poet, sources report conflicting causes of death, including infection related to drug use and "acute broncho-pneumonia and brain damage".

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    Died at 52 (1955-2007) Rock vocalist, cocaine overdose.

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    Died at 35 (1965-2000) Professional wrestler, prescription drug overdose.

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    Died at 36 (1967-2003) Professional wrestler, fentanyl overdose.

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

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    Died at 58 (1944-2002) Musician, bassist for the Who, died from heart failure brought upon by cocaine use.

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

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

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    Died at 33 (1964-1997) Comedian, cocaine and heroin overdose

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

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    Died at 37 (1945-1982) Playwright, director, cocaine overdose(possible suicide)

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    Died at 40 (1964-2004) Singer, initial press reports cited complications of asthma attack while a later autopsy "mentioned cocaine overdose".

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    Died at 34 (1953-1987) Co-publisher of Hustler magazine, drowned after passing out after drug overdose.

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  22. 72

    Died at 32 (1970-2002) Musician, EMF, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, barbiturates and alcohol in bloodstream.

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    Died at 24 (1983-2007) Model and socialite, cocaine use.

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

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    Died at 53 (1956-2009) Impressionist, Las Vegas entertainer. Accidental prescription drug overdose.

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  26. 76

    Died at 26 (1958-1984) Musician, Tubeway Army, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 47 (1922-1969) Singer and actress, barbiturate(secobarbital) overdose. Her death certificate states the overdose was "accidental". However there is speculation it was intentional.

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    Died at 34 (1945-1979) Musician, Little Feat, drug overdose.

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

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    Died at 45 (1965-2010) Stand up comedian and insult comic. Appeared on many Comedy Central programs and Roasts. Overdosed on prescription pills. It is unknown if it was a suicide attempt or an accidental overdose.

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

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    Died at 31 (1964-1995) Musician, Skinny Puppy, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 36 (1973-2009) AKA DJ AM, American club DJ, accidental drug overdose´┐Ż cocaine, Levamisole, oxycodone, hydrocodone, Ativan, Klonapin and Xanax.

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    Died at 38 (1967-2005) Professional wrestler, "heart disease, complicated by an enlarged heart resulting from a history of anabolic steroid use."

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    Died at 21 (1976-1997) Computer hacker, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 63 (1940-2003)

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    Died at 39 (1941-1980) Folk musician, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 40 (1958-1998) Wife and murderer of comedian Phil Hartman, suicide after cocaine, alcohol and Zoloft.

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

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

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    Died at 38 (1954-1992) Rugby league player, heroin overdose in prison while serving time for drug smuggling.

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    Died at 37 (1968-2005) Comedian, multiple drug toxicity(cocaine and heroin)

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    Tim Hemensley Died at 31 (1972-2003)

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    Died at 42 (1954-1996) Actress, disputed suicide, overdose of phenobarbital.

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    Died at 28 (1942-1970) Rock and roll musician, respiratory arrest caused by alcohol and barbiturate overdose and vomit inhalation.

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    Died at 45 (1958-2003) Professional wrestler, cocaine overdose.

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    Died at 29 (1957-1986) Wrestler, cocaine overdose.

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

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    Died at 33 (1952-1985) Actor and musician, heroin overdose.

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    Died at 26 (1956-1982) Musician, the Pretenders, drug overdose.

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