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.
Age: Dec. 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
Age: Dec. at 22 (1957-1979)
Birthplace: England, London
Profession: Bassist, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Singer
Credits: Goodfellas, The Astronaut's Wife, Sid and Nancy, The Filth and the Fury
Age: Dec. at 37 (1968-2005)
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Profession: Comedian, Actor
Credits: Almost Famous, Lords of Dogtown, Los Enchiladas!, Saddle Rash
Age: Dec. at 31 (1982-2013)
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Profession: Musician, Actor
Credits: Glee, Monte Carlo, Final Destination 3, Sisters & Brothers