An American singer and songwriter. She experimented with a variety of drugs and drank heavily throughout her life, and died at 27 from a result of heroin overdose and alcohol consumption.A video of her parents reading fan letters.
Age: Died at 27 (1943-1970)
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America
Profession: Songwriter, Singer
Credits: Three Kings, The Dreamers, Watchmen, Little White Lies
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Lead singer for the famous band, The Doors.
Having struggled with with both drug and alcohol abuse throughout his life, Jim Morrison died of a heart attack triggered by an accidental heroin overdose at the age of 27.If you're a big fan of Morrison and want to visit his last U.S. home click here. Pay tribute to this great musician!
Age: Died at 28 (1943-1971)
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Musician, Screenwriter, + more
Credits: Cast Away, The Doors, Minions, Girl, Interrupted
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An American comedian, actor, and musician most known for his work on Saturday Night Live.
There were stories that after SNL rehearsals, Belushi would walk unannounced into nearby homes of friends or strangers exhausted, scrounging for food, and often falling asleep unable to be located for the next day's work.He was found dead on March 5, 1982 due to a speedball, the combined injection of cocaine and heroin.
Age: Died at 33 (1949-1982)
Birthplace: Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Profession: Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor
Credits: The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House, 1941
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Considered by some to be the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music. He was well-known for his use of psychedelic drugs, most notably LSD, and his angry tirades when consumed with alcohol.A drug-drenched life of rock and roll finally led to a respiratory arrest caused by alcohol, barbituate, and vomit inhalation on September 18, 1970.
Age: Died at 28 (1942-1970)
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Musician, + more
Credits: Almost Famous, Wayne's World, Point Break, Minions
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