Hear the term ‘death caused by alcoholism’ and an onslaught of big names rush to mind who were once in their peak of careers but had to lose it all to alcoholism. Alcoholism is termed as the illness where the alcoholic has developed a distinct desire and affinity toward consuming alcohol beyond their capacity to control it. Not only does an alcoholic develop an enormous craving for alcohol, they often yield to the craving at the worst possible times. Some of the symptoms that most alcoholics show are drinking alone, blacking out, nauseous and profusely sweating when not being able to drink. Though many claim that alcohol isn’t holding the reins of their life but alcoholism is a gradual process which could take months or years to turn into a problem. Deaths by alcohol overdose makes up to almost 4% of all deaths worldwide. Things go downhill when alcoholism damages the liver, causing terrible complications that lead to fatal deaths. The Hollywood industry isn’t void of alcoholism either. Many singers and actors have unfortunately bid farewell to their career and life by surrendering to alcoholism. Some of the personalities have made it to the spotlight for their overt drinking problem resulting in either arrest or other violations. Celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Stephen Tyler, Mel Gibson have all admitted to the fact that alcohol has been ruling their lives. Though there are many who have succumbed to it and many who are still caught up in this deadly habit, alcoholism still remains to be one of the main reasons for a downfall in careers and lives. Keep reading and you might be surprised to know more about these famous people who struggled with alcoholism.
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947, British
Mike TysonMike Tyson
30 June 1966, American

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967, American
Rob LoweRob Lowe
17 March 1964, American

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969, British, Scottish

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948, American
Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975, American

Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964, American
Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948, British

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937, British, American, Welsh

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948, British

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949, American

Richard HarrisRichard Harris
01 October 1930, Irish
Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936, American

Rita HayworthRita Hayworth
17 October 1918, American

Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967, Australian, New Zealander, American

Tim AllenTim Allen
13 June 1953, American
Tony CurtisTony Curtis
03 June 1925, American
Film actor

Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
02 August 1932, Irish, British
Corey FeldmanCorey Feldman
16 July 1971, American
Actor & Singer

28 April 1941, Swedish, American

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author
Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947, British
Musician & Songwriter
Corey HaimCorey Haim
23 December 1971, Canadian

Robert MitchumRobert Mitchum
06 August 1917, American
Film actor

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924, American
Kate MossKate Moss
16 January 1974, British

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Sean YoungSean Young
20 November 1959, American
American actress
Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift
17 October 1920, American

Keith MoonKeith Moon
23 August 1946, British

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
28 January 1912, American

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
23 September 1926, American
Saxophonist, Composer
Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
26 March 1911, American
American playwright
Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876, American

Paul LyndePaul Lynde
13 June 1926, American

Janeane GarofaloJaneane Garofalo
28 September 1964, American
American actress

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
29 August 1920, American
Jazz saxophonist, composer
Steve EarleSteve Earle
17 January 1955, American
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas
27 October 1914, Welsh
Poet & Writer

Henri de Toulouse-LautrecHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec
24 November 1864, French

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters
11 November 1925, American
Comedian, Actor

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
15 April 1894, American
Sid CaesarSid Caesar
08 September 1922, American
Comedian, Actor

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774, American
Explorer, Politician
Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan
25 December 1957, British
British-Irish musician

Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
07 February 1885, American
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Don ImusDon Imus
23 July 1940, American
Radio Talk Show Host
Stephen FosterStephen Foster
04 July 1826, American
Composer, Lyricist

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
09 February 1923, Irish
Irish poet
John ClareJohn Clare
13 July 1793, British
English poet

Nick CarterNick Carter
28 January 1980, American

Richard LewisRichard Lewis
29 June 1947, American
Comedian & Actor

Tom ArnoldTom Arnold
06 March 1959, American
American actor

Edward Lodewijk Van HalenEdward Lodewijk Van Halen
26 January 1955, Dutch, American
American-Dutch musician
Amy Jade WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse
14 September 1983, British

Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
16 April 1939, British
Singer, Artist, Cleric

Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
04 December 1944, American
Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer

Jesse MetcalfeJesse Metcalfe
09 December 1978, American
Jack OsbourneJack Osbourne
08 November 1985, British

Jack CassidyJack Cassidy
05 March 1927, American
Cherie CurrieCherie Currie
30 November 1959, American
Actor, Singer, Wood carver, Musician, Songwriter,

Little WalterLittle Walter
01 May 1930, American
Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter

Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
12 April 1971, American
Gail RussellGail Russell
21 September 1924, American

Arthur LoweArthur Lowe
22 September 1915, British
Mark OwenMark Owen
27 January 1972, British

LaTavia RobersonLaTavia Roberson
01 November 1981, American

Tennessee Ernie FordTennessee Ernie Ford
13 February 1919, American
Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter
Dwight GoodenDwight Gooden
16 November 1964, American
Baseball Players

Bob GibsonBob Gibson
16 November 1931, American
Charlie RichCharlie Rich
14 December 1932, American
Singer, Musician, Pianist, Soldier,

Matt WillisMatt Willis
08 May 1983, British

James JamersonJames Jamerson
29 January 1936, American
Bass player

Kerry CollinsKerry Collins
30 December 1972, American
American footballer
Bobby BlandBobby Bland
27 January 1930, American
Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins
21 November 1904, American
Saxophonist, Jazz musician

Ben WebsterBen Webster
27 March 1909, American
Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician

Maurice UtrilloMaurice Utrillo
26 December 1883, French

Dom MoraesDom Moraes
19 July 1938, Indian
Penelope GilliattPenelope Gilliatt
25 March 1932, British

Constant LambertConstant Lambert
23 August 1905, British

James CrumleyJames Crumley
12 October 1939, American

James Clarence ManganJames Clarence Mangan
01 May 1803, Irish

José QuinteroJosé Quintero
15 October 1924, Panamanian
Theatre director
María Luisa BombalMaría Luisa Bombal
08 June 1910, Chilean

Gustaf FrödingGustaf Fröding
22 August 1860, Swedish
Nigel John TaylorNigel John Taylor
20 June 1960, British

Chogyam TrungpaChogyam Trungpa
05 March 1939, Tibetan
Władysław BroniewskiWładysław Broniewski
17 December 1897, Polish
Olaf BullOlaf Bull
10 November 1883, Norwegian