7 Celebrity Deaths Caused by Drug Overdose ...


7 Celebrity Deaths Caused by Drug Overdose ...
7 Celebrity Deaths Caused by Drug Overdose ...

When a celebrity passes away, the whole world finds out. When they find out that the cause of death is because of a drug overdose, they are shocked. Today, many (not just celebrities) are overdosing on drugs. I know, it’s a sad fact. Below, I am going to give you 7 celebrity deaths caused by drug overdose.

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Chris Farley

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Do you guys and girls remember this guy? He was an actor. He played in several movies include Beverly Hills Ninja ad Tommy Boy. As a result of an accidental overdose on speedball, he died at the young age of thirty three. Long term drug use and alcohol contributed to his death


Elvis Presley

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Oh yeah, if you do not know who Elvis Presley was, then you might just be lost. He was a popular American singer. He was the king of rock! He was also a sex symbol. He was addicted to prescription drugs and died of a heart attack that was brought on by using drugs for so long. At the age of death, he was forty two years old.


Janis Joplin

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Some of you may have never heard of Janis Joplin. She was an American songwriter and singer. At one point in her life, she was a part of Big Brother and the Holding Company. Later on, she drifted away and took on a solo career. During her life, she drank heavily and experiments with different drugs. She was 27 years old when she died of a heroin overdose and alcohol consumption.


Marilyn Monroe

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Of course, you know who Marilyn Monroe is. She was a famous model, actress and sex symbol in America. She was married a total of three times, which all ended in divorce. She was 36 years old when she died.


Anna Nicole Smith

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Do you remember her? She was an actress and a model. During the year 1993, she was named Playmate of the year. During her life, she was married three times. The most famous was a 63 year old oil executive – J. Howard Marshall. Anna died hen she was 39 of an accidental overdose on chloral hydrate along with other prescription drugs.


Michael Jackson

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The world was in tears when the news of Michael Jackson passing away was aired. The cause of death of this famous popstar was from acute Propofol intoxification.


Paul Gray

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Paul Gray was a bassist for the popular band known as Slipknot. He died on May 24, 2010, which was recently. A local hotel worker found Paul Gray dead in his hotel. He was expecting a child with his wife. Reports showed that he died of drug overdose. He was known as Pig in the band and had a pig mask.

Those are 7 celebrity deaths caused by drug overdose. Every one of these celebrities will be missed. There are tons of other celebrities that I did not mention on this blog. These celebrities have also did of overdoses. If you would like to tell about them, you can. Can you name any others?

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paul gray truely was a hero of music. Slipknot isnt the same without him but there still epic Loved that he was no.1 Thankyou<3 xxx Great Post btw<3

elvis for ever

how about heath ledger?

Oh, there are a whole bunch. Recently, Brittany Murphy. Then there are: Jimi Hendrix, famous guitar player of the 50's or 60's, can't remember precisely, who was also found dead at age 27; It's said that Jim Morrison, from The Doors, may have also died from an overdose, also at 27. Dee Dee Ramone, guitarist from The Ramones, heroin overdose. Sid Vicious, Sex Pistols, rumored suicide with heroin overdose. And it goes on...

River Phoenix

Ummm yeah, you can't die "on" speedball.... A speedball is a combination of a stimulant (like cocaine) and a depressant (like heroin). So you can die "from" a speedball, but not "on."

I think Paul Gray's death was the most selfish thing he could have ever done; leaving his pregnant with to bring up their child without him, what a git.

the case of marilyn monroe.... it's way to complicated for this post

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