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Famous People Who Overdosed on Heroin

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List of famous people who died of heroin overdose, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. With the recent death of Philip Seymour Hoffman there has been a lot of talk about celebrity heroin overdoses. These celebrities who overdosed on heroin are listed by fame and notoriety and include the famous heroin overdose victims’ hometowns and biographical info about them when available. List features Chris Farley, Philip Seymour Hoffman and more. These notable heroin overdose deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has overdosed on heroin as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (64 Items)
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    River Phoenix was an American actor who appeared in the film "Stand By Me." He died of a heroin overdose on October 31, 1993 at the age of 23. He died on the street in front of Johnny Depp's club The Viper Room where he was scheduled to perform. His brother Joaquin, sister Rain and friend Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) were present when he died.



    Profession: Activist, Guitarist, Environmentalist, Musician, Singer-songwriter + 1 more
    Born: 1970
    Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, United States of America
    Date Of Death: 1993
    Cause Of Death: Heart failure, Drug overdose, Cocaine overdose, Heroin overdose, Combined drug intoxication
    Place Of Death: West Hollywood, California, United States of America
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    John Belushi was an American comedic actor who appeared in the film "Animal House." After a night of partying in Hollywood, he overdosed after injecting a combination of heroin and cocaine into his bloodstream. On March 5, 1982, he was found dead at the Chateau Marmont where he was staying. Belushi was 33 years old.



    Profession: Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor
    Born: 1949
    Birthplace: Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    Institution: College of DuPage, Wheaton Warrenville South High School, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    Date Of Death: 1982
    Cause Of Death: Heroin overdose
    Place Of Death: West Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida, United States of America
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    Chris Farley was a comedic actor who appeared in the film "Tommy Boy." On December 18, 1997, Farley overdosed on a combination of heroin and cocaine. He was 33 years old.



    Profession: Stunt Performer, Comedian, Actor
    Born: 1964
    Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
    Institution: Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart, Marquette University
    Major/Field Of Study: Communication, Theatre
    Date Of Death: 1997
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Morphine, Heroin overdose
    Place Of Death: Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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    Janis Joplin was an American musician who had a number one hit with the song "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for much of her life. On October 4, 1970, she died of a heroin overdose. She was 27 years old.



    Profession: Songwriter, Singer
    Born: 1943
    Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America
    Institution: University of Texas at Austin, Memorial High School, Lamar University
    Date Of Death: 1970
    Cause Of Death: Heroin overdose
    Place Of Death: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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    Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor who was in the film "Capote." He died of an overdose of heroin and other drugs on February 2, 2014 at the age of 46. Hoffman had been sober for 23 years prior to 2012 when he relapsed.



    Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    Born: 1967
    Birthplace: Fairport, New York, United States of America
    Institution: Fairport High School, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
    Major/Field Of Study: Drama
    Date Of Death: 2014
    Cause Of Death: Combined drug intoxication
    Place Of Death: West Village, New York City, New York, United States of America
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