Famous Alcoholics You Never Knew About.

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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 
F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Best Known for His Novel 'The Great Gatsby')
F. Scott Fitzgerald
30
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 21, 1940
 2 
Humphrey Bogart
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Casablanca’, ‘The African Queen’ and ‘The Maltese Falcon’)
Humphrey Bogart
17
Birthdate: December 25, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 14, 1957
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 3 
Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: August 27, 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 4 
Hunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)
Hunter S. Thompson
30
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 20, 2005
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 5 
Keith Moon
(Drummer)
Keith Moon
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wembley, England
Died: September 7, 1978
 6 
Dusty Springfield
(Singer, Artist, Cleric)
Dusty Springfield
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 7 
Corey Haim
(Actor)
Corey Haim
16
Birthdate: December 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: March 10, 2010
 8 
Jack London
(Novelist & Journalist)
Jack London
14
Birthdate: January 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 22, 1916
 9 
Nick Carter
(Musician)
Nick Carter
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
John Cassavetes
(One of the Most Influential American Directors of the Later Half of the 20th Century)
John Cassavetes
4
Birthdate: December 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 3, 1989
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(French Painter, Printmaker, and Illustrator, Known for His Work ‘At the Moulin Rouge’ and ‘La Toilette’)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
3
Birthdate: November 24, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albi, France
Died: September 9, 1901
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 12 
Samuel Burl  Kinison
14
Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, United States
Died: April 10, 1992
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 13 
Dylan Thomas
(Poet & Writer)
Dylan Thomas
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Swansea
Died: November 9, 1953
 14 
Erik Satie
(French Composer and Pianist Known for His Work ‘Gymnopédies’)
Erik Satie
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1866
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Honfleur, France
Died: July 1, 1925
 15 
Phil Lynott
(Lead Vocalist of the Irish Hard Rock Band 'Thin Lizzy')
Phil Lynott
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Died: January 4, 1986
 16 
Sean Young
(American actress)
Sean Young
20
Birthdate: November 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 17 
Jack Cassidy
2
Birthdate: March 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Died: December 12, 1976
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Jesse Metcalfe
7
Birthdate: December 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carmel Valley, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 19 
Alexander Godunov
(American Ballet Dancer, Actor and Member of the ‘Bolshoi Ballet’)
Alexander Godunov
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sakhalin, Russia
Died: May 18, 1995
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Cheyenne Jackson
(Actor and Singer)
Cheyenne Jackson
10
Birthdate: July 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 21 
Jan Hooks
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her TV Series ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Jan Hooks
5
Birthdate: April 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Died: October 9, 2014
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 22 
Richard Lewis
(Comedian & Actor)
Richard Lewis
10
Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 23 
Elizabeth Peña
(American Actress and Founder of ‘Hispanic Organization of Latin Actor’)
Elizabeth Peña
8
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 14, 2014
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 24 
Steve Earle
(Musician, Singer-songwriter)
Steve Earle
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 25 
Tom Arnold
(American actor)
Tom Arnold
12
Birthdate: March 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ottumwa, Iowa
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 26 
Josh Hamilton
(Baseball Player)
Josh Hamilton
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 27 
Charlie Rich
(Singer)
Charlie Rich
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colt, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 25, 1995
 28 
Meriwether Lewis
(Explorer, Politician)
Meriwether Lewis
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1774
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivy, Colony of Virginia
Died: October 11, 1809
 29 
Gustave Courbet
(French Painter and Leader of the 19th Century Realist Movement)
Gustave Courbet
1
Birthdate: June 10, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ornans, France
Died: December 31, 1877
 30 
John Clare
(English poet)
John Clare
25
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 13, 1793
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helpston, England
Died: May 20, 1864
 31 
Cherie Currie
(Actor, Singer, Wood carver, Musician, Songwriter, Artist, Film producer, Television actor)
Cherie Currie
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 32 
Nicholas Colasanto
3
Birthdate: January 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: February 12, 1985
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Nigel John Taylor
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Solihull
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 34 
Nicholas Brendon
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Chad Everett
4
Birthdate: June 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Died: July 24, 2012
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
Gene Okerlund
(Wrestler)
Gene Okerlund
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brookings, South Dakota, United States
Died: January 2, 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 37 
Debralee Scott
6
Birthdate: April 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 5, 2005
 38 
Conrad Hilton Jr.
(American Businessman, Socialite and Son of Conrad Hilton—the Founder of Hilton Hotels)
Conrad Hilton Jr.
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: February 5, 1969
 39 
James Jamerson
(Bass player)
James Jamerson
1
Birthdate: January 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 2, 1983
 40 
Don Imus
(Radio Talk Show Host)
Don Imus
4
Birthdate: July 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riverside
Died: December 27, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 41 
Sinclair Lewis
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)
Sinclair Lewis
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sauk Centre
Died: January 10, 1951
 42 
K. L. Saigal
(First Superstar of Hindi Cinema Revered and Idolised for Both His Singing and Acting Styles)
K. L. Saigal
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kashmir, India
Died: January 18, 1947
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 43 
Tennessee Ernie Ford
(Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter)
Tennessee Ernie Ford
2
Birthdate: February 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Died: October 17, 1991
 44 
Matt Willis
(Singer-Songwriter)
Matt Willis
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tooting, London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Arthur Lowe
1
Birthdate: September 22, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hayfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: April 15, 1982
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 46 
Mark Owen
(Singer)
Mark Owen
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 47 
Fernando Pessoa
(Portuguese Modernist Poet and Author of 'Mensagem' and 'The Book of Disquiet')
Fernando Pessoa
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 13, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: November 30, 1935
 48 
Dwight Gooden
(Baseball Players)
Dwight Gooden
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 49 
Lisa Sheridan
(Actress)
Lisa Sheridan
1
Birthdate: December 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: February 25, 2019
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 50 
Little Walter
(Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter)
Little Walter
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marksville
Died: February 15, 1968