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Musicians Who Died of Alcoholism

While we may be more accustomed to musicians dying to heroin and other drugs, plenty have died due to an addiction to alcohol. This is a list of alcoholic musicians who drank themselves to death. Alcoholism is more than simply a lack of self control; today, it is considered an all out addictive disorder. In other words, it's not a bad habit-- it's a disease. Fortunately, alcohol abuse is a treatable disease and many addictions have been broken.

While harder drugs may take more of the spotlight, alcohol dependence is a serious syndrome as alcohol has the potential to damage every organ in the body, including the brain, which can lead to other psychiatric disorders.

Which famous musicians died of alcoholism? Take a look at this list and you'll see the people who bit the big one because they couldn't put down the bottle.

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    Billie Holiday suffered from alcoholism for most of her life.  She died of pulmonary edema and heart failure caused by alcohol induced cirrhosis of the liver on July 17, 1959. She was 44 years old.

    Genres (Music): Torch song, Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz + 3 more
    Albums: Lady in Satin, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport, The Best of Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday Sings, Lady Sings the Blues + 315 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Labels: Aladdin Records, Decca Records, Commodore Records, Verve Music Group, Brunswick Records + 6 more
    Career Began: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
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