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.
- Dee Dee Ramone was an American musician who played bass in the band the Ramones. He struggled with drug addiction for much of his life. On June 5, 2002, he was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of 50.
Peaches Geldof was a British model who was the daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates. She struggled with addiction for much of her life, but she appeared to be sober in the months leading up to her death. She died of a heroin overdose on April 7, 2014. She was 25 years old.Her mother Paula Yates also died of a heroin overdose.
- Photo: Savannah SmilesBridgette Andersen was an American child actress who appeared in "Savannah Smiles." She struggled with addiction in her teen years and died of an accidental overdose of alcohol and heroin on May 18, 1997. Andersen was 21 years old.
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Paula Yates was a British TV host who appeared on "The Big Breakfast." After two years of sobriety, she died of a heroin overdose on September 17, 2000. She was 41 years old.Yate's daughter Peaches Geldof also died of a heroin overdose.