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Drug addiction has tragic consequences, even for the beloved and famous drug users in the world. We also have lists of athletes who were addicted to drugs and celebrities who don't drink or smoke. This is a list of famous people who died of heroin overdose, including pictures, birth dates, professions, and other information. After the shocking death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, people everywhere were confronted with the sad reality of celebrity heroin overdoses and the dangers of being heroin addicts. 

Perhaps worse than other serious drugs like cocaine, heroine addiction can ravage a person's body.  These celebrities who overdosed on heroin are listed by fame and notoriety and include the famous heroin overdose victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Included on the list are famous actors, musicians, and other celebrities like Chris Farley, Philip Seymour Hoffman and more. Other rock stars, movie stars, and singers that died from heroin overdose include Cory Monteith, John Belushi, Sublime lead singer Bradley Norwell, and Janis Joplin.

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. Everyday, people are dying to substance addiction and overdose. 

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James Hayden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Overdosed on Heroin
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James Hayden was an American actor from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Apart from starring on Broadway and in various movies, he is perhaps best known for playing Patrick 'Patsy' Goldberg in the 1984 film Once Upon a Time in America. ...more

Age: Died at 30 (1953-1983)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, Bay Ridge, New York

Profession: Actor

Place Of Death: New York City, New York, United States of America

Credits: Once Upon a Time in America, The Nesting, The Patricia Neal Story

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Megan Connolly is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Overdosed on Heroin
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Megan Jennifer Connolly was an Australian actress, mainly of soap opera ...more

Age: Died at 27 (1974-2001)

Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia

Profession: Actor

Place Of Death: New South Wales, Australia

Credits: The Crossing, Paradise Beach

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Warren Tartaglia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Overdosed on Heroin
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Warren Tartaglia was a jazz musician, poet and one of the six founders of the Moorish Orthodox Church of America. ...more

Age: Died at 21 (1944-1965)

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Paul Hayward is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Overdosed on Heroin
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Paul Cecil Hayward was a professional rugby league player who played for the Newtown Jets between 1973 and 1978. ...more

Age: Died at 38 (1954-1992)

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