This is a list of all the alcoholics- there could be some names you never thought you'd see!

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.
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
(American actor)

03 September 1965

New York City

American

Virgo

Mike TysonMike Tyson
(Boxer)

30 June 1966

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S

American

Cancer

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
(Serial Killer, Sex Offender)

21 May 1960

28 November 1994

West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S.

American

Taurus

Drew BrrymoreDrew Barrymore
(Actress, Producer)

22 February 1975

Culver City, California, U.S.

American

Pisces

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

Pinner, United Kingdom

British

Aries

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
(Actor)

21 December 1948

Washington, D.C., United States

American

Sagittarius

Rob LoweRob Lowe

17 March 1964

Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.

American

Pisces

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
(Actor, Director & Producer)

23 July 1967

02 February 2014

Fairport, New York, U.S

American

Cancer

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix

28 October 1974

San Juan, Puerto Rico

American

Scorpio

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
(Actor)

18 August 1952

14 September 2009

Houston

American

Leo

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

Aston, Birmingham, England

British

Sagittarius

Billy JoelBilly Joel

09 May 1949

The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Taurus

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales

British,Welsh

Capricorn

Chris CornellChris Cornell
(Musician)

20 July 1964

18 May 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

American

Cancer

Tim AllenTim Allen
(Actor, Comedian)

13 June 1953

Denver, Colorado, U.S

American

Gemini

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)

18 July 1937

20 February 2005

Louisville

American

Cancer

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
(Painter)

28 January 1912

11 August 1956

Cody

American

Aquarius

Cat StevensCat Stevens
(Singer-songwriter)

21 July 1948

Marylebone

British

Cancer

Rita HayworthRita Hayworth

17 October 1918

14 May 1987

Brooklyn

American

Libra

Richard HarrisRichard Harris
(Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Director)

01 October 1930

25 October 2002

Limerick City, Irish Free State (now Republic of Ireland)

Irish

Libra

Keith UrbanKeith Urban
(Musician)

26 October 1967

Whangarei, New Zealand

Australian,American

Scorpio

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
(Musician & Songwriter)

01 June 1947

Hillingdon, Middlesex, England

British

Gemini

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer)

03 October 1954

27 August 1990

Dallas

American

Libra

Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor)

22 June 1936

Brownsville, Texas, U.S.

American

Cancer

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
(Jazz saxophonist and composer)

23 September 1926

17 July 1967

Hamlet

American

Virgo

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
(Author)

30 September 1924

25 August 1984

New Orleans

American

Libra

Corey FeldmanCorey Feldman
(Actor & Singer)

16 July 1971

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

American

Cancer

Tony CurtisTony Curtis
(Film actor)

03 June 1925

29 September 2010

The Bronx

American

Gemini

Corey HaimCorey Haim
(Actor)

23 December 1971

10 March 2010

Toronto, Canada

Canadian

Capricorn

Jack LondonJack London
(Author)

12 January 1876

22 November 1916

San Francisco

American

Capricorn

Kate MossKate Moss
(Supermodel)

16 January 1974

Croydon

British

Capricorn

Robert MitchumRobert Mitchum
(Film actor)

06 August 1917

01 July 1997

Bridgeport

American

Leo

Keith MoonKeith Moon
(Drummer)

23 August 1946

07 September 1978

Harlesden

British

Leo

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
(American playwright)

26 March 1911

25 February 1983

Columbus, Mississippi, United States

American

Aries

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
(Jazz saxophonist, composer)

29 August 1920

12 March 1955

Kansas City

American

Virgo

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters
(Comedian, Actor)

11 November 1925

11 April 2013

Dayton, Ohio, U.S

American

Scorpio

Sean YoungSean Young
(American actress)

20 November 1959

Louisville

American

Scorpio

Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift
(Actor)

17 October 1920

23 July 1966

Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

American

Libra

Janeane GarofaloJaneane Garofalo
(American actress)

28 September 1964

Newton, New Jersey, United States

American

Libra

Henri de Toulouse-LautrecHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(Painter)

24 November 1864

09 September 1901

Albi

French

Sagittarius

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
(Singer)

15 April 1894

26 September 1937

Chattanooga

American

Aries

Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas
(Poet & Writer)

27 October 1914

09 November 1953

Swansea

Welsh

Scorpio

Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan
(British-Irish musician)

25 December 1957

Royal Tunbridge Wells

British

Capricorn

Paul LyndePaul Lynde

13 June 1926

10 January 1982

Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.

American

Gemini

Steve EarleSteve Earle
(Musician, Singer-songwriter)

17 January 1955

Hampton, Virginia United States

American

Capricorn

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
(Explorer, Politician)

18 August 1774

11 October 1809

Ivy, Colony of Virginia

American

Leo

Stephen FosterStephen Foster
(Composer, Lyricist)

04 July 1826

13 January 1864

Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania United States

American

Cancer

Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)

07 February 1885

10 January 1951

Sauk Centre

American

Aquarius

Don ImusDon Imus
(Radio Talk Show Host)

23 July 1940

Riverside

American

Cancer

Sid CaesarSid Caesar
(Comedian, Actor)

08 September 1922

12 February 2014

Yonkers

American

Virgo

John ClareJohn Clare
(English poet)

13 July 1793

20 May 1864

Helpston, England

British

Cancer

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
(Irish poet)

09 February 1923

20 March 1964

Dublin, Ireland

Irish

Aquarius

Nick CarterNick Carter
(American singer-songwriter)

28 January 1980

Jamestown

American

Aquarius

Tom ArnoldTom Arnold
(American actor)

06 March 1959

Ottumwa, Iowa

American

Pisces

Richard LewisRichard Lewis
(Comedian & Actor)

29 June 1947

Brooklyn, New York, U.S

American

Cancer

Amy Jade WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse
(Singer-songwriter)

14 September 1983

23 July 2011

Southgate, London,, England, UK

British

Virgo

Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
(Actor)

02 August 1932

14 December 2013

Connemara

Irish,British

Leo

Edward Lodewijk Van HalenEdward Lodewijk Van Halen
(American-Dutch musician)

26 January 1955

Nijmegen

Dutch,American

Aquarius

Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Jazz musician, Singer, Jazz guitarist)

14 September 1983

23 July 2011

Southgate

British

Virgo

Dennis QuaidDennis Quaid
(Film actor, Actor, Aviator, Voice actor, Television actor)

09 April 1954

Houston

American

Aries

Ann-MargretAnn-Margret
(Singer, Stage actor, Film actor)

28 April 1941

Valsjöbyn

Swedish,American

Taurus

Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
(Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer)

04 December 1944

28 December 1983

Inglewood

American

Sagittarius

Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
(Singer, Artist, Cleric)

16 April 1939

02 March 1999

London

British

Aries

Tallulah BankheadTallulah Bankhead
(Television actor, Film actor, Autobiographer, Stage actor)

31 January 1902

12 December 1968

Huntsville

American

Aquarius

Robert GouletRobert Goulet
(Singer, Musicologist, Stage actor, Film actor)

26 November 1933

30 October 2007

Lawrence

American

Sagittarius

Jack OsbourneJack Osbourne
(Actor)

08 November 1985

St John's Wood

British

Scorpio

Tennessee Ernie FordTennessee Ernie Ford
(Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter)

13 February 1919

17 October 1991

Bristol

American

Aquarius

Cherie CurrieCherie Currie
(Actor, Singer, Wood carver, Musician, Songwriter, Artist, Film producer, Television actor)

30 November 1959

Los Angeles

American

Sagittarius

Bobby BlandBobby Bland
(Singer)

27 January 1930

23 June 2013

Barretville, Tennessee, U.S

American

Aquarius

Charlie RichCharlie Rich
(Singer, Musician, Pianist, Soldier, Singer-songwriter)

14 December 1932

24 July 1995

Colt

American

Sagittarius

Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins
(Saxophonist, Jazz musician)

21 November 1904

19 May 1969

St. Joseph

American

Scorpio

Little WalterLittle Walter
(Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter)

01 May 1930

15 February 1968

Marksville

American

Taurus

Ben WebsterBen Webster
(Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician)

27 March 1909

20 September 1973

Kansas City

American

Aries

Maurice UtrilloMaurice Utrillo
(Painter)

26 December 1883

05 November 1955

Paris

French

Capricorn

Nigel John TaylorNigel John Taylor

20 June 1960

Solihull

British

Gemini

Samuel Burl  KinisonSamuel Burl Kinison

08 December 1953

10 April 1992

Yakima, Washington, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

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