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List of famous people who died of alcoholism, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from alcoholism includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of alcoholism, including actors, musicians and athletes.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from alcoholism?" and "Which famous people died due to alcoholism?"

These notable alcoholism deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has alcoholism as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (9 items)
Guy Burgess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Alcoholism
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Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess was a British radio producer, intelligence officer and Foreign Office official. He was a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring that passed Western secrets to the Soviets before and during the Cold War. Burgess, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt and Kim Philby were the four confirmed members of the Cambridge Five, a spy ring that contributed to the Communist cause with the transmission of secret Foreign Office and MI5 documents that described NATO military and Marshall Plan economic strategy. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 52 (1911-1963)

Birthplace: England

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George Best is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Alcoholism
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George Best was a Northern Irish footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United. He became one of the most popular footballers of all time and one of the first real celebrity football players. His celebrity lifestyle led to his problems with alcoholism which plagued him for the rest of his life. In August 2002, he received a successful liver transplant for his irreparably damaged liver. However, he continued to drink along with his prescribed medication, leading to kidney failure and eventual death.

George Best was a Northern Irish footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968 he won the European Cup with United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. He is described by the Irish Football Association as the "greatest player to ever pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland". Born and brought up in Belfast, Best began his club career in England with Manchester United, with the scout who had spotted his talent at the age of 15 sending a telegram to manager Matt Busby which read: "I think I've found you a genius." He went on to see success with United, scoring 179 goals from 470 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 59 (1946-2005)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

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Tom Conway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Alcoholism
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Tom Conway was a successful film, television, and radio actor who was famous for playing detectives, doctors and psychiatrists. Over his career he played Sherlock Holmes, and even provided the voice to many characters in animated Disney films. Though he made millions during his career, he struggled to make ends meet due to a crippling drinking problem which killed him at age 63.

Tom Conway was a British film, television and radio actor renowned for playing private detectives and psychiatrists. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 63 (1904-1967)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Jack Spicer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Alcoholism
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Jack Spicer was a famous American poet who is often associated with the San Fransisco renaissance. In 2009, his collected works of poetry won the American Book Award for poetry. Though he died of alcoholism in 1965, he has a lot of posthumous success.

Jack Spicer was an American poet often identified with the San Francisco Renaissance. In 2009, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer won the American Book Award for poetry. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 40 (1925-1965)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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