Famous Alcoholics You Never Knew About.

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.

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 1 Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart
12
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 25, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 14, 1957
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald
20
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 21, 1940

 3 Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan
11
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: August 27, 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 4 Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson
25
Famous As: Journalist and Author
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 20, 2005
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 5 Keith Moon

Keith Moon
12
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: August 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wembley, England
Died: September 7, 1978

 6 Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield
12
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Artist, Cleric
Birthdate: April 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 7 Jack London

Jack London
12
Famous As: Novelist & Journalist
Birthdate: January 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 22, 1916
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 8 Corey Haim

Corey Haim
16
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: March 10, 2010

 9 Samuel Burl Kinison

Samuel Burl  Kinison
10
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, United States
Died: April 10, 1992
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 Nick Carter

Nick Carter
22
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 11 John Cassavetes

John Cassavetes
3
Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: December 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 3, 1989
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
2
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 24, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albi, France
Died: September 9, 1901
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 13 Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & Writer
Birthdate: October 27, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Swansea
Died: November 9, 1953

 14 Erik Satie

Erik Satie
8
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 17, 1866
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Honfleur, France
Died: July 1, 1925

 15 Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Died: January 4, 1986

 16 Sean Young

Sean Young
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: November 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 17 Alexander Godunov

Alexander Godunov
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: November 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sakhalin, Russia
Died: May 18, 1995
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 18 Jack Cassidy

Jack Cassidy
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Died: December 12, 1976
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Jesse Metcalfe

Jesse Metcalfe
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carmel Valley, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 20 Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 14, 2014
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 21 Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis
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Famous As: Comedian & Actor
Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 22 Jan Hooks

Jan Hooks
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Died: October 9, 2014
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 23 Steve Earle

Steve Earle
4
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 24 Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: May 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 25 Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Explorer, Politician
Birthdate: August 18, 1774
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivy, Colony of Virginia
Died: October 11, 1809

 26 Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colt, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 25, 1995

 27 Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: March 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ottumwa, Iowa
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 28 Gustave Courbet

Gustave Courbet
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 10, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ornans, France
Died: December 31, 1877

 29 Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 30 Cherie Currie

Cherie Currie
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Actor, Singer, Wood carver, Musician, Songwriter, Artist, Film producer, Television actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 31 Nicholas Colasanto

Nicholas Colasanto
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: February 12, 1985
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 32 John Clare

John Clare
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: English poet
Birthdate: July 13, 1793
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helpston, England
Died: May 20, 1864

 33 Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 34 Conrad Hilton Jr.

Conrad Hilton Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Socialite, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: March 31, 1969

 35 Gene Okerlund

Gene Okerlund
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brookings, South Dakota, United States
Died: January 2, 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 36 Nigel John Taylor

Nigel John Taylor
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Solihull
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 Debralee Scott

Debralee Scott
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 5, 2005

 38 Don Imus

Don Imus
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Famous As: Radio Talk Show Host
Birthdate: July 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riverside
Died: December 27, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 Chad Everett

Chad Everett
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Died: July 24, 2012
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 40 James Jamerson

James Jamerson
1
Famous As: Bass player
Birthdate: January 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 2, 1983

 41 K. L. Saigal

K. L. Saigal
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kashmir, India
Died: January 18, 1947
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 42 Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Birthdate: February 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sauk Centre
Died: January 10, 1951

 43 Matt Willis

Matt Willis
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tooting, London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 44 Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Players
Birthdate: November 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 45 Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford
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Famous As: Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Died: October 17, 1991

 46 Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 22, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hayfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: April 15, 1982
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 47 Mark Owen

Mark Owen
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 48 Lisa Sheridan

Lisa Sheridan
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: February 25, 2019
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 49 Little Walter

Little Walter
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marksville
Died: February 15, 1968

 50 Fernando Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Portuguese Modernist Poet and Author of 'Mensagem' and 'The Book of Disquiet'
Birthdate: June 13, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: November 30, 1935