Famous People Who Died Of Drug Overdose

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The dazzling and glittery show business has a darker side. Many of the beautiful, famous, and rich celebrities also have a shadow side to their glamorous public persona. Fame doesn’t come easily. It’s often not free and asks for a heavy price. The stress, strain, and tensions that often accompany fame have their own negative side-effects on the personal lives of the celebrities. That is why many famous people—singers, musicians, performance artists, and actors—fall prey to drug abuse. Drugs provide stressed out souls a temporary respite from their tumultuous lives. But these very drugs carry the danger of not just sabotaging the careers of these celebrities, but of wiping out their lives. When sex bomb Marilyn Monroe was found dead of drug overdose one day, the entire world was shocked. Similarly, the drug induced deaths of the popular performers Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger, and Anna Nicole Smith were strong warning signs of how drug abuse and addiction could ruin lives. These drug related deaths not only snuffed out the lives of celebrities who were too young to die, but also shattered their families. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people who died of drug overdose.
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 1 
Michael Jackson
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Figures of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'King of Pop')
Michael Jackson
228
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 25, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Prince
(Singer-songwriter & Multi-instrumentalist)
Prince
92
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 21, 2016
 3 
Juice WRLD
(Rapper)
Juice WRLD
224
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 8, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Judy Garland
(Best Known for Her Portrayal of 'Dorothy Gale' in the Movie 'The Wizard of Oz')
Judy Garland
45
Birthdate: June 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 22, 1969
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 5 
Chyna
(Professional Wrestler Best Known as 'The Most Dominant Female Competitor of All Time')
Chyna
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: April 17, 2016
 6 
Mac Miller
(Rapper Known for His Debut Studio Album 'Blue Slide Park')
Mac Miller
145
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 7, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Lenny Bruce
(American Stand-Up Comedian and Social Critic)
Lenny Bruce
5
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mineola, New York, United States
Died: August 3, 1966
 8 
Lil Peep
(A Leading Figure of the Mid–late 2010s Emo Rap Scene)
Lil Peep
136
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 15, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 9 
Bon Scott
(Singer & Musician)
Bon Scott
46
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Forfar, Scotland
Died: February 19, 1980
 10 
Keith Moon
(Drummer)
Keith Moon
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wembley, England
Died: September 7, 1978
 11 
Louisa May Alcott
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 6, 1888
 12 
Anna Nicole Smith
(1993 Playmate of the Year)
Anna Nicole Smith
44
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harris County
Died: February 8, 2007
 13 
Sid Vicious
(Musician)
Sid Vicious
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London
Died: February 2, 1979
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 14 
Layne Staley
(Original Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Alice in Chains')
Layne Staley
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kirkland, Washington, United States
Died: April 5, 2002
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Dorothy Dandridge
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Birthdate: November 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 8, 1965
 16 
Scott Weiland
(Lead Singer of The Band 'Stone Temple Pilots')
Scott Weiland
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Died: December 3, 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 17 
Rick Rude
(Professional Wrestler)
Rick Rude
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Peter, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 20, 1999
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 18 
Jeff Conaway
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Birthdate: October 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 27, 2011
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 19 
Nick Drake
(Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer)
Nick Drake
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
Died: November 25, 1974
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 20 
Amanda Peterson
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Birthdate: July 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greeley, Colorado, USA
Died: July 3, 2015
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 21 
Shyla Stylez
(Pornographic Actress)
Shyla Stylez
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada
Died: November 9, 2017
 22 
Len Bias
(Basketball player)
Len Bias
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Landover, Maryland, USA
Died: June 9, 1986
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 23 
Bam Bam Bigelow
(American Professional Wrestler)
Bam Bam Bigelow
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 19, 2007
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 24 
Glenn Quinn
2
Birthdate: May 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 3, 2002
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
GG Allin
(Musician, Singer-Songwriter)
GG Allin
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lancaster
Died: June 28, 1993
 26 
David Ruffin
(Singer)
David Ruffin
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Meridian
Died: June 1, 1991
 27 
Brian Epstein
(Businessperson, Impresario, Talent agent, Talent manager)
Brian Epstein
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: August 27, 1967
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Pamela Courson
(Jim Morrison’s Partner)
Pamela Courson
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Weed, California, United States
Died: April 25, 1974
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
Gram Parsons
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)
Gram Parsons
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Died: September 19, 1973
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Brad Renfro
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Birthdate: July 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 15, 2008
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 31 
Frankie Lymon
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 27, 1968
 32 
Edie Sedgwick
(American Actress, Socialite, and Model)
Edie Sedgwick
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Birthdate: April 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Died: November 16, 1971
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 33 
Clark James Gable
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Birthdate: September 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States
Died: February 22, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 34 
Bubba Smith
(American football player)
Bubba Smith
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Orange, Texas, United States
Died: August 3, 2011
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 35 
Dee Dee Ramone
(Founding Member and Bassist of the Punk Rock Band the 'Ramones')
Dee Dee Ramone
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
Died: June 5, 2002
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Paula Yates
(Television presenter)
Paula Yates
8
Birthdate: April 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Wales
Died: September 17, 2000
 37 
Christina Onassis
(Businessperson, Socialite)
Christina Onassis
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 19, 1988
 38 
Reid Flair
(Former Wrestler)
Reid Flair
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Died: March 29, 2013
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 39 
Kenneth Williams
4
Birthdate: February 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: April 15, 1988
 40 
Mike Bloomfield
(singer, musician, guitarist, pianist)
Mike Bloomfield
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: February 15, 1981
 41 
Dorothy Kilgallen
(American Journalist and Panelist on the TV Game Show ‘What's My Line?’)
Dorothy Kilgallen
3
Birthdate: July 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 8, 1965
 42 
Daniel Webster
(Former United States Senator)
Daniel Webster
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1782
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 24, 1852
 43 
Pimp C
(Singer, Businessperson, Rapper, Record producer, Composer)
Pimp C
15
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Arthur
Died: December 4, 2007
 44 
Eric Douglas
3
Birthdate: June 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 6, 2004
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Mike Starr
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Honolulu
Died: March 8, 2011
 46 
Skye McCole Bartusiak
5
Birthdate: September 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: July 19, 2014
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 47 
Greg Giraldo
(Stand-up comedian)
Greg Giraldo
3
Birthdate: December 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Died: September 29, 2010
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
Paul Gray
(bassist, musician, singer)
Paul Gray
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: May 24, 2010
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David A. Kennedy
(Robert F. Kennedy's son)
David A. Kennedy
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 25, 1984
Adam Goldstein
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: August 28, 2009