Celebrities Who Died Of Overdose

Celebrities Who Died Of Overdose

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Drug overdose is common among famous people as the cause of their sudden deaths. It may not appear on screen that they are users, but we can never tell because we don’t really know them personally. This can be their way of coping up with the stress of the business and industry that they are in. It is just saddening that the consequences to such actions are deadly. Here are top 10 celebrities who died of overdose.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley is no doubt one of the biggest names in Hollywood. He is considered to be a legend in the music industry. There had been a lot of speculations as to what really is the reason behind Elvis’ death. There were those that said that he had just an embarrassing case of constipation or a cardio vascular heart attack. But the one reason that really prevailed among all was that Elvis overdosed from drug prescriptions that his doctor gave him. His doctor was accused of such because he filed narcotics prescriptions for Elvis when he should have known that he is in fact a drug abuser.

Whitney Houston

Dubbed as the greatest singer ever, there will be no other diva like the one and only Whitney Houston. The singer behind iconic hits such as “I will always love you” and “the greatest love of all”, Whitney was definitely at the top of her game when she was still alive. This may not have been very obvious for her fans and all the other millions and millions of people who adore her, but Whitney has in fact battled with drug addiction for years. This was the reason why she drowned in her bath tub one night on her house and eventually led to her death. According to the officials who examined her, yayo use has contributed to her death.

Amy Winehouse

Winehouse is probably one of UK’s most talented imports to Hollywood. It is just too bad that she has gone too soon at the age of 27. Most people have said she truly lived and imitated her art of music but it got way into her head that had eventually led to her untimely death because of overdose. It has been no secret that she is battling with drug addiction and refuses to get treated. This was evident in one of her megahit songs aptly called “Rehab”. She sang about how people have been trying to get her to rehab to get over being addicted to drugs but she vehemently refused. People could only expect that the worst is going to happen.

Heath Ledger

One of the most admired actors of his generation, Heath Ledger was indeed a great loss to Hollywood. It has been reported that he died of a drug prescription overdose that has been accidentally mixed. His death took place on January 22. His doctor informed the public that the mixed drugs are those that are very powerful and has deadly consequences. Furthermore, the doctor added that his breathing went slower and slower until it stopped all at once. They are also sure that abuse of drugs strongly contributed to his death. Lots of pills were found near his body when he was found dead inside his apartment. The actor was 28 years old.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe probably had the most, if not, one of the most beautiful faces that ever existed in the history of Hollywood. She was the world’s leading sex symbol and a major movie star when she died of sleeping pill overdose. The actress was found unconscious inside her Brentwood home in Los Angeles. August 4 of 1962, Marilyn slipped into a coma after the overdose happened and was not able to wake up since. Controversies roared around immediately after her death that had fingers pointing over the US president at that time, John Kennedy and his brother. Rumours have it that a diary and a note was stolen from her house to stop a scandal from going out into the public.

Anna Nicole Smith

Playboy and Guess model, Anna Nicole Smith is just one of the many celebrities that died of drug overdose. In her case, Smith died because of an overdose of nine prescription drugs. This was found out after weeks and weeks of autopsy and examining her remains. Even though the drugs that were found in her body were in lower levels than the usual that would cause an overdose, they were combinations of lethal and toxic drugs that had deadly effects. The celebrity died at the age of 39.

Janis Joplin

One of the greatest singers of her generation, Janis Joplin died an untimely death at the age of 27. It was said that Janis died in the hotel room of Landmark Hotel where she was staying while finishing some recordings for her final album. She smoked heroine, had drinks and smoked cigarettes that eventually led to her death.  Joplin just collapsed on the floor and even broke her nose when it hit a nearby table.

Billie Holiday

Famed Jazz singer, Billie Holiday was reported to have died because of congestion of the lungs complicated by a heart failure. This was said to be primarily caused by her abuse of drugs. At the time of her death, she was at bed arrest for illegal possession of narcotic drugs.

Jim Morrison

The Doors singer, James Morrison, was found unresponsive in a hot tub by his girlfriend the day that he was proclaimed dead. This was due to ingesting heroine on what he thought was just cocaine. His girlfriend has lost her sanity and has even admitted at one point that it was her who killed him. Of course, this was not true because Morrison’s friends admitted what really happened that night and it was really overdose.

Cory Monteith

One of the most recent victims of drug overdose is this famous Glee star, Cory Monteith. He was found dead in his hotel room in Canada after a night of partying with his friends. Cause of death was a mixture of liquor and heroine that killed the 29 year old TV actor. Fans worldwide and fellow celebrities were in shock when the news of his sudden death came out, especially his on and off screen partner, Lea Michele. Celebrities are normal people too. They go through stuff that we go through as well and they have coping mechanisms that could possibly lead to the betterment or the worst of the situations that they are in.  

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