In memory of all unique individuals who lost their lives untimely to addictions.


#
Name Story Profession Born Died Age
1 Anissa Jones An American child
actress known for her role as Buffy on the CBS sitcom Family Affair. After
the show was cancelled in 1971, Anissa unsuccessfully auditioned for film
roles, and was found dead in a bedroom of a 14-year-old friend with what her
coroner has said was the most severe drug overdoses he had ever seen.
Child actress 1958 1976 18
2 Abbie
Hoffman
Phenobarbital
overdose. Suicide.
Political
activist
1936 1989 53
3 Ada
Thompson, aka Vivien Merchant
Alcoholism.
The coroner stated Merchant “drank herself to death.”
Actress 1929 1982 53
4 Adam
Goldstein, aka DJ AM
Overdose
of cocaine/levamisole, oxycodone, hydrocodone, lorazepam, clonazepam,
alprazolam and diphenhydramine. Accidental.
Disc
Jockey
1973 2009 36
5 Adrienne
Nicole Martin
Oxycodone
overdose. Accidental.
Model,
girlfriend of August Busch IV
1983 2010 27
6 Aimee
Semple McPherson
Shock
and respiratory failure due to overdose of prescription barbiturates.
Evangelist 1890 1944 54
7 Alan
Ladd
Overdose
of alcohol and three unspecified drugs. Accidental.
Actor 1913 1964 51
8 Alan
Turing
Cyanide
poisoning. Disputed suicide.
Computer
scientist, mathematician
1912 1954 42
9 Alan
Wilson
Unspecified
drug overdose. Possibly suicide.
Musician
(Canned Heat)
1943 1970 27
10 Alice
Ormsby-Gore
Heroin
overdose.
Socialite 1952 1995 43
11 Alma
Rubens
Illness
caused by heroin and cocaine addiction.
Actress 1897 1931 34
12 Althea
Flynt
Drowned
in the bath after passing out due to a heroin overdose.
Co-publisher
of Hustler
1953 1987 34
13 Alvim
Smith
Mercury(I)
chloride overdose. Officially administered to cure bilious colic; speculated
murder.
Carpenter’s
assistant
1798 1823 25
14 Amy
Tryon
Oxycodone,
diphenhydramine, alprazolam, lorazepam, diazepam and temazepam overdose.
Accidental.
Equestrian 1970 2012 42
15 Amy
Winehouse
Alcohol
poisoning.
Singer-songwriter 1983 2011 28
16 Andrés
Caicedo
Secobarbital
overdose. Suicide.
Writer 1951 1978 27
17 Andrew
Martin, aka Test
Oxycodone
overdose. Accidental.
Wrestler 1975 2009 34
18 Andrew
Wood
Heroin
overdose.
Singer
(Mother Love Bone)
1966 1990 24
19 Andy
Irons
Cardiac
arrest. His autopsy lists secondary cause of death as “acute mixed drug
ingestion.” Traces of cocaine, methamphetamine, alprazolam and methadone were
found in his system.
Surfer 1978 2010 32
20 Anissa
Jones
Overdose
of barbiturates, cocaine, quaaludes, and PCP. Accidental.
Actress 1958 1976 18
21 Anna
Nicole Smith
Anna
Nicole Smith was found dead in 2007 with a lethal dose of a drug concoction
in her system.A Playboy model, actress, television personality and sex
symbol, Anna Nicole Smith was found dead on February 8, 2007 with a lethal
combination of chloral hydrate and various benzodiasepines in her system. Her
death strangely mirrored her idol Marilyn Monroe’s, but with the addition of
her son’s tragic death and a media-swarmed child custody battle before her
demise. Most of these people are their own worst enemy, her dramatic weight
gain/weight loss and drunken behavior at awards shows (to the right) should
have been a marker that she wasn’t going to be with us for much longer.
Playboy
model, actress, television personality and sex symbol
1967 2007 40
22 Anna
Wood
Water
intoxication secondary to use of MDMA.
Student 1980 1995 15
23 Anthony
Durante
Fentanyl
overdose.
Wrestler 1967 2003 36
24 Arthur
Koestler
Sleeping
pill overdose. Suicide.
Author 1905 1983 78
25 Asa
A. Allen
Liver
failure due to acute alcoholism.
Evangelist 1911 1970 59
26 Assia
Wevill
Suicide
by acute carbon monoxide poisoning combined with an overdosage of hypnotics.
She also sedated and murdered her four year old daughter in this process.
Poet 1927 1969 42
27 Athina
Onassis
Acute
Barbiturate Overdose. Debated if whether it was homicide or accidental.
Heiress,
socialite
1929 1974 45
28 Bartley
Crum
Washed
down an entire bottle of Seconal with whisky. Suicide.
Lawyer 1900 1959 59
29 Bernard
Kettlewell
Unspecified
drug overdose. Accidental.
Lepidopterist,
medical doctor
1907 1979 72
30 Beverly
Kenney
Alcohol
and Seconal overdose. Suicide.
Singer 1932 1960 28
31 Billie
Holiday
Cirrhosis
of the liver caused by alcoholism.
Jazz
singer
1915 1959 44
32 Billy
Mackenzie
Overdose
of amitriptyline, paracetamol and other prescription drugs. Suicide.
Musician
(Associates)
1957 1997 40
33 Billy
Mays
Heart
disease with cocaine use being a “contributory cause”.
Salesperson 1958 2009 51
34 Billy
Murcia
Contradicting
sources report the death as alcohol-related,[328] or drowning[329] after a
drug overdose[330] or as a drug overdose.[331]
Musician
(New York Dolls)
1951 1972 21
35 Bob
Collins
Prescription
drug and alcohol overdose. Suicide.
Politician 1946 2007 61
36 Bobby
Duncum, Jr.
Prescription
painkiller overdose. Accidental.
Wrestler 1965 2000 35
37 Bobby
Hatfield
Cocaine-induced
heart attack.
Musician
(The Righteous Brothers)
1940 2003 63
38 Bobby
Sheehan
Unspecified
drug overdose.
Musician
(Blues Traveler)
1968 1999 31
39 Bon
Scott
Official
cause of death listed as “acute alcohol poisoning”.
Musician
(AC/DC)
1946 1980 34
40 Brad
Renfro
Another
young actor who, like River Phoenix, was on the verge of making his mark in
Hollywood, Renfro died from accidental overdose of a mixture of heroin and
morphine.
Actor 1982 2008 26
41 Bradley
Nowell
The
lead singer and guitarist of Californian band Sublime. He struggled with
heroin addiction in the start of his career and justified it as aiding his
artistic creativity. Even after he found success with a major label, though,
Nowell continued the drugs and produced “Pool Shark,” a song about his
struggle with addiction. On May 25, 1996, shortly before the release of
Sublime’s major debut, Nowell was found dead due to a heroin overdose.
Singer and
guitarist
1968 1996 28
42 Bradley
Stewart, aka Gidget Gein
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(Marilyn Manson)
1969 2008 39
43 Brandon
Vedas
Multiple
drug overdose, including “alcohol, cannabis, psilocybin mushroom, clonazepam,
temazepam, methadone, hydrocodone and propanolol”.
Computer
expert
1981 2003 22
44 Branwell
Brontë
Tuberculosis
aggravated by delerium tremens and opiate abuse.
Poet,
painter, writer
1817 1848 31
45 Brenda
Fassie
Initial
press reports cited complications of asthma attack while a later autopsy
“mentioned cocaine overdose”.
Singer 1964 2004 40
46 Brendan
Behan
Diabetes
exacerbated by his refusal to stop drinking alcohol.
Poet,
writer
1923 1964 41
47 Brent
Mydland
Cocaine
and morphine overdose.
Musician
(Grateful Dead)
1952 1990 38
48 Brett
Whiteley
Heroin
overdose.
Artist 1939 1992 53
49 Brian
Adams
Painkiller
overdose. Accidental.
Wrestler 1963 2007 44
50 Brian
Cole
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(The Association)
1942 1972 30
51 Brian
Epstein
Sleeping
pill overdose. Accidental.
Manager
of The Beatles
1934 1967 33
52 Brian
Jones
Drowning
under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Musician
(The Rolling Stones)
1942 1969 27
53 Bridgette
Andersen
An
American child actress best known for her title role in the 1982 comedy
Savannah Smiles. She struggled with an addiction to heroin in her teens and
was never close to her family. She died on May 18, 1997 from an accidental
overdose of alcohol and drugs at the age of 21.
Child
actress
1975 1997 22
54 Brittany
Murphy
American
actress who starred in films like Clueless, Girl, Interrupted, and 8 Mile, to
name a few. She collapsed in her bathroom on December 20, 2009. The primary
cause was pneumonia, with secondary factors of iron-deficiency anemia and
multiple drug intoxication. The drug overdose is what did her in, as vomit
was found all around the surrounding areas where her body was discovered.
This is video footage of her shortly before her death.
Actress 1977 2009 32
55 Bruce
Edwards Ivins
Tylenol
overdose.
Microbiologist 1946 2008 62
56 Bruce
Lee
Acute
cerebral edema due to a reaction to compounds present in the prescription
pain killing drug Equagesic.
Actor,
martial artist
1940 1973 33
57 Bryan
Ottoson
Prescription-drug
overdose. Accidental.
Musician
(American Head Charge)
1978 2005 27
58 Brynn
Hartman
Self-inflicted
gunshot wound to her head under the influence of cocaine, alcohol and Zoloft.
Wife
and murderer of comedian Phil Hartman
1958 1998 40
59 Carl
Böhm, aka Carl Crack
Overdose.
Alcohol and unspecified pills were found in his stomach.
Musician
(Atari Teenage Riot)
1971 2001 30
60 Carl
Radle
Kidney
infection caused by alcohol and other drugs.
Bass
guitarist
1942 1980 38
61 Carole
Landis
Seconal
overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1919 1948 29
62 Casey
Calvert
A
rare lethal mixture of hydrocodone/APAP, citalopram, and clonazepam.
Accidental.
Guitarist
(Hawthorne Heights)
1981 2007 26
63 Catya
Sassoon
Hydromorphone
and cocaine overdose.
Model,
actress
1968 2002 34
64 Celia
Ann Blaylock, aka Mattie Blaylock
Opiate
poisoning. Suicide.
Prostitute 1850 1888 38
65 Cesare
Pavese
Consumed
“twelve sachets of sleeping drugs”.
Poet,
novelist
1908 1950 42
66 Chad
Butler, aka Pimp C
Respiratory
depression due to an accidental overdose of promethazine and codeine mixed
with a pre-existing medical condition, sleep apnea.
Rapper 1973 2007 34
67 Chantal
Sébire
Pentobarbital
overdose. Euthanasia.
Teacher 1955 2008 53
68 Charles
Boyer
Seconal
overdose. Suicide.
Actor 1899 1978 79
69 Charmian
Clift
Unspecified
drug overdose. Suicide.
Writer 1923 1969 46
70 Chase
Tatum
Apparent
drug overdose following years of addiction to painkillers.
Former
wrestler
1973 2008 35
71 Chester
Morris
Barbiturate
overdose.
Actor 1901 1970 69
72 Chet
Baker
Fatal
fall from a balcony while under the influence of cocaine and heroin.
Musician,
singer
1929 1988 59
73 Chloe
Jones
Prescription
drug overdose. Accidental.
Pornographic
actress
1975 2005 30
74 Chögyam
Trungpa
Cardiac
arrest exacerbated by heavy alcohol use.
Buddhist
meditation master
1939 1987 48
75 Chris
Antley
Severe
blunt trauma. The coroner’s report concluded that Antley had died of a
multiple drug overdose and the injuries were likely related to a fall caused
by the drugs.
Jockey 1966 2000 34
76 Chris
Donald
Heroin
overdose
Musician 1949 1974 25
77 Chris
Farley
Cocaine
and morphine overdose.
Comedian,
actor
1964 1997 33
78 Chris
Kanyon
Antidepressants
overdose. Suicide.
Wrestler 1970 2010 40
79 Chris
Kelly
Fatal
overdose, cocaine and heroin
Rapper
(Kris Kross)
1978 2013 35
80 Chris
Mainwaring
Cocaine
overdose. Accidental.
Australian
football player
1965 2007 42
81 Chris
Penn
Enlarged
heart through drug use and a high level of codeine.
Actor 1965 2006 41
82 Christina
Onassis
Pulmonary
Edema onset by years of prescription drug misuse. Primarily Dexedrine, diet
pills and barbiturates.
Heiress 1950 1988 38
83 Christopher
Bowman
Overdose.
Traces of cocaine, Valium, alcohol and cannabis were found in his blood.
Accidental.
Former
ice skater
1967 2008 41
84 Christopher
Pettiet
Unspecified
drug overdose. Accidental.
Actor 1976 2000 24
85 Clara
Blandick
Acute
asphyxiation in combination with overdosage of sleeping pills, most likely
barbiturates. Euthanasia.
Actress 1880 1962 82
86 Clinton
Haines
Heroin
overdose. Accidental.
Computer
hacker
1976 1997 21
87 Coco
Chanel
Died
of health complications and physical exhaustion exacerbated by years of
heroin and opiate abuse.
Fashion
designer
1883 1971 88
88 Corey
Haim
A
1980s teenage hearthrob and idol known for his roles in films like Lucas,
Murphy’s Romance, The Lost Boys, License to Drive, and Dream a Little Dream.
However, later decades weren’t as good to him: he filed for bankruptcy in
1997, had an unsuccessful direct-to-video film Without Malice in 2000, and
went to drug addiction treatment After a minor comeback, Haim d**d on March
10, 2010 from pneumonia, with many believing his past drug addiction caused a
weakened immune system.
Actor 1971 2010 39
89 Corey
Smoot, aka Flattus Maximus
Coronary
artery thrombosis related to cocaine and opiate use.
Guitarist 1977 2011 34
90 Cory
Monteith
Mixed
drug toxicity, including heroin and alcohol.
Actor,
musician
1982 2013 31
91 Count
Gottfried von Bismarck
Cocaine
and morphine overdose.
Aristocrat 1962 2007 45
92 Curt
Hennig
Cocaine
overdose.
Wrestler 1958 2003 45
93 D.
M. Turner
Drowned
in a bathtub while under the influence of ketamine.
Author 1962 1996 34
94 Dana
Plato
Vanadom
and Lortab overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1964 1999 35
95 Daniel
Deniehy
“[L]oss
of blood and fits induced by habits of intemperance”
Politician 1828 1865 37
96 Daniel
Smith
Cardiac
dysrhythmia caused by combination of methadone, Lexapro and Zoloft.
Student 1986 2006 20
97 Daniel
Webster
Cerebral
hemorrhage, caused by a blow to the head and complicated by alcohol-induced
cirrhosis of the liver.
Statesman 1782 1852 70
98 Danny
Gans
Prescription
hydromorphone use combined with pre-existing heart condition. Accidental.
Impressionist,
entertainer
1956 2009 53
99 Darrell
Porter
Cocaine
overdose.
Baseball
catcher
1952 2002 50
100 Dash
Snow
Heroin
overdose.
Artist 1981 2009 28
101 Dave
Waymer
Cocaine-induced
heart attack.
American
football player
1958 1993 35
102 David
Kelly
Consumed
around 30 dextropropoxyphene pills. Disputed suicide.
Weapons
expert
1944 2003 59
103 David
Kennedy
Overdose
of cocaine, Demerol, and Mellaril.
University
drop-out
1955 1984 29
104 David
McComb
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(The Triffids)
1962 1999 37
105 David
Ruffin
Cocaine
overdose.
Musician
(The Temptations)
1941 1991 50
106 Debbie
Linden
Heroin
overdose.
Model,
actress
1961 1997 36
107 Deborah
Laake
Overdose
of unspecified pills. Suicide.
Writer 1953 2000 47
108 Dennis
Allen
Heart
failure. “Pieces of his heart actually broke off after decades of heavy drug
abuse”.
Drug
dealer
1951 1987 36
109 Derek
Boogaard
Toxic
mix of alcohol and oxycodone. Accidental.
Ice
hockey player
1982 2011 29
110 Desmond
Donnelly
Barbiturate
and alcohol overdose. Suicide.
Politician,
journalist
1920 1974 54
111 Diana
Churchill
Barbiturate
overdose. Suicide.
Naval
officer
1909 1963 54
112 Diane
Arbus
Consumed
a number of barbiturates and then slit her wrists. Suicide.
Photographer 1923 1971 48
113 Dianne
Brimble
Combination
of gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and alcohol.
Mother 1960 2002 42
114 Dick
Twardzik
Heroin
overdose.
Jazz
pianist
1931 1955 24
115 Dinah
Washington
Secobarbital
and amobarbital overdose.
Singer 1924 1963 39
116 Domino
Harvey
Fentanyl
overdose.
Bounty
hunter
1969 2005 36
117 Don
Rogers
Cocaine-induced
heart attack.
American
football player
1962 1986 24
118 Don
Simpson
Cocaine-induced
heart attack. Twenty other drugs were found in his blood.
Film
producer
1943 1996 53
119 Donald
Sinclair
Barbiturate
overdose. Suicide.
Veterinary
surgeon
1911 1995 84
120 Donyale
Luna
Unspecified
drug overdose. Accidental.
Supermodel,
actress
1945 1979 34
121 Dorothy
Dandridge
Overdose
of Imipramine. Accidental.
Actress,
singer
1922 1965 43
122 Dorothy
Kilgallen
Fatal
combination of alcohol and barbiturates. Whether it was suicide, accidental
or the result of foul play is undetermined.
Journalist 1913 1965 52
123 Dorothy
Uhnak
Unspecified
drug overdose. Suicide.
Author 1930 2006 76
124 Douglas
Glenn Colvin, aka Dee Dee Ramone
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(Ramones)
1951 2002 51
125 Duncan
Gordon Boyes
Delirium
tremens.
Soldier 1846 1869 23
126 Dwayne
Goettel
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(Skinny Puppy)
1964 1995 31
127 Ed
Delahanty
Delahanty
was intoxicated when he drowned in Niagara Falls. Whether he fell, jumped or
was pushed is debated.
Baseball
player
1867 1903 36
128 Eddie
Guerrero
“Heart
disease, complicated by an enlarged heart resulting from a history of
anabolic steroid use.”
Wrestler 1967 2005 38
129 Edgar
Allan Poe
Cause
of death disputed though largely attributed to a combination of laudanum
abuse, dipsomania and delerium tremens.
Poet 1809 1849 40
130 Edgar
Rosenberg
Overdosage
of prescription drugs. Suicide.
Film
and television producer
1925 1987 62
131 Edie
Sedgwick
Barbiturate
and alcohol overdose. Undetermined.
Actress 1943 1971 28
132 Edward
A. Hannegan
Morphine
overdose.
Senator 1807 1857 50
133 Edward
Fatu, aka Umaga
“Acute
toxicity due to combined effects of hydrocodone, carisoprodol, and diazepam.”
Accidental.
Wrestler 1973 2009 36
134 Elis
Regina
Cocaine
alcohol, and temazepam overdose. Accidental.
Singer 1945 1982 37
135 Elisa
Bridges
“Acute
intoxication by the combined effects of heroin, methamphetamine, meperidine
and alprazolam”.
Model 1973 2002 29
136 Elisabeth
Rivers-Bulkeley
Barbiturate
overdose. Euthanasia.
Stock-broker 1924 2006 82
137 Elizabeth
Hulette, aka Miss Elizabeth
Acute
toxicity. Autopsy revealed pain killers, nausea medication and tranquilizers
were found in her blood, along with an alcohol level of 0.29.
Wrestling
manager
1960 2003 43
138 Elizabeth
Siddal
Laudanum
overdose.
Model,
poet, artist
1829 1862 33
139 Elizabeth
Taylor
Elizabeth
Taylor, one of the great actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age, struggled
with drug and alcohol dependency for years.
Actress 1932 2011 79
140 Ellen
Wilkinson
Barbiturate
overdose.
Politician 1891 1947 56
141 Elvis
Presley
Cardiac
arrhythmia. Autopsy founds in his system “significant” levels of ethinamate,
methaqualone, codeine and different barbiturates, including amobarbital,
pentobarbital, and phenobarbital.
Singer 1935 1977 42
142 Enrique
Urquijo
Unspecified
drug overdose.
Singer 1960 1999 39
143 Eric
Douglas
Acute
intoxication by the effects of alcohol, tranquilizers and painkillers.
Comedian 1958 2004 46
144 Eric
Show
Cocaine
and heroin overdose.
Baseball
player
1956 1994 38
145 Erica
Blasberg
Asphixia
and toxic levels of “butalbital, temazepam, alprazolam, codeine, hydrocodone,
and tramadol”. Suicide.
Golfer 1984 2010 26
146 Erik
Brødreskift
Overdose
of unspecified pills. Suicide.
Musician 1969 1999 30
147 Erin
Spanevello
Overdose
of MDMA and GHB.
Model 1987 2008 21
148 Errol
Flynn
Died
following years of heavy alcohol and drug use. Autopsy stated cause of death
was “fatty degeneration of the liver, portal cirrhosis of the liver and
diverticulosis of the colon.”
Actor 1909 1959 50
149 Esther
Phillips
Liver
and kidney failure due to long-term drug use.
Musician,
singer
1935 1984 49
150 Eugene
Lipscomb
Heroin
overdose.
American
football player
1931 1963 32
151 Eugenia
Livanos
Barbiturate
overdose.
Wife
of Stavros Niarchos
1927 1970 43
152 Filip
Nikolic
Heart
attack induced by sleeping pills.
Singer 1974 2009 35
153 Frances
Wollstonecraft, aka Fanny Imlay
Laudanum
overdose. Suicide.
Wife 1794 1816 22
154 Frank
X. Leyendecker
Highly
suspected morphine overdose. Suicide.
Illustrator 1877 1924 47
155 Frankie
Lymon
Heroin
overdose.
Singer 1942 1968 26
156 Freddie
Prinze
Self-inflicted
gunshot wound while under the influence of methaqualone and alcohol.
Initially ruled suicide but later determined accidental.
Actor 1954 1977 23
157 Frida
Kahlo
Official
cause of death listed as pulmonary embolism though modern biographers largely
accept that she actually died of an unspecified opiate pain killer overdose.
Suicide is disputed.
Artist 1907 1954 47
158 Gail
Russell
Alcoholism. Actress 1924 1961 37
159 Gary
Frisch
Jumped
from a balcony while under the influence of ketamine. Officially ruled as
misadventure.
Website
founder
1969 2007 38
160 Gary
Holton
Heroin
overdose.
Actor,
musician
1952 1985 33
161 Gary
Primich
“Acute
heroin intoxication.”
Singer 1958 2007 49
162 Gary
Thain
Respiratory
failure due to a heroin overdose.
Musician
(Uriah Heep)
1948 1975 27
163 Georg
Trakl
Cocaine
overdose. Suicide.
Poet 1887 1914 27
164 George
Albert, aka George V
Cocaine
and morphine overdose. Euthanasia.
King 1865 1936 71
165 George
Best
Lung
infection and multiple organ failure brought on by long-term alcoholism.
Football
player
1946 2005 59
166 George
Hickenlooper
Oxymorphone
and alcohol overdose. Accidental.
Documentary
filmmaker
1963 2010 47
167 George
Sanders
Nembutal
overdose. Suicide.
Actor 1906 1972 66
168 George
Webley, aka Big George
Heart
attack after mephedrone use.
Broadcaster 1957 2011 54
169 Gerald
Levert
Acute
intoxication of Percocet, Vicodin, Darvocet, Xanax and two antihistamines.
Accidental.
Singer 1966 2006 40
170 Gertrude
Bell
Overdose
of sleeping pills. Whether it was an accident or suicide was undetermined.
Writer 1868 1926 58
171 Gertrude
Elizabeth Wilkerson, aka Luna Vachon
Overdose
of oxycodone and benzodiazepine. Accidental.
Wrestler 1962 2010 48
172 Gertrude
Hullett
Twice
the fatal dose of sodium barbitone was found in her blood.
Patient
of Dr. John Bodkin Adams
1906 1956 50
173 GG
Allin
Heroin
overdose
Musician 1956 1993 37
174 Gia
Carangi
AIDS
related complications contracted through intravenous heroin abuse.
Model 1960 1986 26
175 Gino
Hernandez
Cocaine
overdose.
Wrestler 1957 1986 29
176 Glenn
Quinn
Unspecified
drug overdose. Accidental.
Actor 1970 2002 32
177 Gram
Parsons
Morphine
overdose.
Musician
(The Byrds)
1946 1973 27
178 Grant
Withers
Sleeping
pill overdose. Suicide.
Actor 1905 1959 54
179 Greg
Giraldo
Overdose
of prescription medication. Accidental.
Comedian 1965 2010 45
180 Guru
Dutt
Overdose
of sleeping pills and alcohol.
Actor 1925 1964 39
181 Haley
Paige
Methadone
overdose. Possibly suicide.
Pornographic
actress
1981 2007 26
182 Hank
Williams
Overdose
of morphine and alcohol. Accidental.
Singer,
writer
1923 1953 30
183 Harold
Gimblett
Overdose
of unspecified pills.
Cricketer 1914 1978 64
184 Harold
Hunter
Cocaine-induced
heart attack.
Skateboarder,
actor
1974 2006 32
185 Harold
P. Pruett
Heroin
overdose.
Actor,
Musician
1969 2002 33
186 Heath
Ledger
Combined
drug intoxication of oxycodone, hydrocodone, alprazolam, diazepam, temazepam
and doxylamine. Accidental.
Actor 1979 2008 29
187 Helen
Twelvetrees
Unspecified
drug overdose. Suicide.
Actor 1908 1958 50
188 Henry
Nasiff Jr, aka Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf
Advanced
alcoholism and a seizure disorder, complicated by a genetic condition.
Entertainer 1962 2001 39
189 Herb
Abrams
Cocaine
related heart attack.
Wrestling
promoter
1954 1996 42
190 Hillel
Slovak
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1962 1988 26
191 Howard
Arkley
Heroin
overdose. Accidental.
Painter 1951 1999 48
192 Howard
Hughes
Liver
failure. Physician administered an overdose of codeine at “the highest
clinical level ever recorded” at the time.
Aviator,
engineer, industrialist, movie producer
1905 1976 71
193 Howie
Epstein
Suspected
drug overdose. It was reported he took heroin and prescription drugs shortly
before his death.
Musician
(Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
1955 2003 48
194 Hugh
O’Connor
Suicide
under influence of cocaine.
Actor 1962 1995 33
195 Ike
Turner
Cocaine
overdose with high blood pressure and emphysema as contributing factors.
Musician,
producer
1931 2007 76
196 Inger
Stevens
Barbiturate
overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1934 1970 36
197 Iolanda
Christina Gigliotti, aka Dalida
Barbiturate
overdose. Suicide.
Singer 1933 1987 54
198 Ira
Hayes
“Drank
himself to death”. The Pinal County coroner concluded that Hayes’ death was
caused by exposure and alcohol poisoning.
United
States Marine
1923 1955 32
199 Jack
Kerouac
Cirrhosis,
caused by a lifetime of heavy drinking.
Author 1922 1969 47

#
Name Story Profession Born Died Age
200 Jacques Damala Cocaine and
morphine overdose.
Actor 1855 1889 34
201 James
Harden-Hickey
Morphine
overdose. Suicide.
Author,
adventurer
1854 1898 44
202 James
Honeyman-Scott
Cocaine-induced
heart attack.
Musician
(the Pretenders)
1956 1982 26
203 James
Leo Herlihy
Overdose
of sleeping pills. Suicide.
Novelist,
actor
1927 1993 66
204 James
Mossman
Sleeping
pill overdose. Suicide.
Journalist,
former MI6 agent
1926 1971 45
205 James
Owen Sullivan, aka The Rev
“[A]cute
polydrug intoxication due to combined effects of oxycodone, oxymorphone,
diazepam, nordiazepam and ethanol.”
Musician
(Avenged Sevenfold)
1981 2009 28
206 Jan
Paul Beahm, aka Darby Crash
Heroin
overdose. Suicide.
Musician
(The Germs)
1958 1980 22
207 Jane
Aiken Hodge
Unspecified
drug overdose. Suicide.
Writer 1917 2009 92
208 Janet
Achurch
Morphine
overdose.
Actress 1864 1916 52
209 Janis
Joplin
One
of the greatest female folk-rock singers of all-time, Joplin died of a heroin
overdose in Los Angeles after a long battle with the drug. A battle that was
complicated further by the singer’s addiction to alcohol.An American singer
and songwriter. She experimented with a variety of drugs and drank heavily
throughout her life, and died at 27 from a result of heroin overdose and
alcohol consumption.
Singer 1943 1970 27
210 Jay
Bennett
Fentanyl
overdose. Accidental.
Guitarist
(Wilco)
1963 2009 46
211 Jay
Reatard
Cocaine
toxicity, with alcohol as a contributing factor.
Musician 1980 2010 30
212 Jean
Améry
Sleeping
pill overdose. Suicide.
Writer 1912 1978 66
213 Jean
Seberg
Barbiturate
and alcohol overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1938 1979 41
214 Jeanine
Deckers, aka The Singing Nun
Overdose
of barbiturates and alcohol. Suicide.
Nun 1933 1985 52
215 Jean-Michel
Basquiat
Heroin
overdose.
Painter 1960 1988 28
216 Jeanne
Eagels
Alcohol
and/or heroin abuse.
Actress 1890 1929 39
217 Jeff
Hanneman
Cirrhosis
due to alcoholism.
Musician
(Slayer)
1964 2013 49
218 Jeffrey
James Vickers, aka Jon Vincent
Heroin
overdose.
Pornographic
actor
1962 2000 38
219 Jennie
Bosschieter
Overdose
of drugged liquor.
Factory
worker
1882 1900 18
220 Jennifer
Lyn Jackson
Heroin
overdose.
Playboy
Playmate
1969 2010 41
221 Jennifer
Syme
Crashed
her car while under the influence of cocaine, clonazepam and cyclobenzaprine.
Actress 1972 2001 29
222 Jesse
Ed Davis
Heroin
overdose.
Guitarist 1944 1988 44
223 Jesse
Mahelona
Motor-vehicle
collision. Malehona was under the influence of alcohol.
American
football player
1983 2009 26
224 Jesse
Pintado
Liver
failure caused by diabetes and alcoholism.
Musician 1969 2006 37
225 Jim
Morrison
Official
cause of death is recorded as heart failure,[323] though Sam Bernett claims
that Morrison died in Bernett’s club, with heroin overdose as the suspected
cause.[323]
Musician
(The Doors)
1943 1971 28
226 Jimi
Hendrix
Respiratory
arrest caused by alcohol and barbiturate overdose and vomit inhalation.
Musician 1942 1970 28
227 Jimmy
McCulloch
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(Wings)
1953 1979 26
228 John
Belushi
Perhaps
the greatest comic voice of his generation, Belushi died at the Chateau
Marmont hotel in Los Angeles as a result of a speedball injection of heroin
and cocaine.An American comedian, actor, and musician most known for his work
on Saturday Night Live. There were stories that after SNL rehearsals, Belushi
would walk unannounced into nearby homes of friends or strangers exhausted,
scrounging for food, and often falling asleep unable to be located for the
next day’s work. He was found dead on March 5, 1982 due to a speedball, the
combined injection of cocaine and heroin.
Comedian,
actor, and musician
1949 1982 33
229 John
Bonham
Choked
on his own vomit after consuming forty shots of vodka.
Drummer
(Led Zeppelin)
1948 1980 32
230 John
Cassavetes
Cirrhosis
of liver due to alcoholism.
Writer,
actor, director
1929 1989 60
231 John
Curtis Holder, Jr., aka Jackie Curtis
Heroin
overdose.
Actor 1947 1985 38
232 John
Entwistle
Cocaine-induced
heart attack.
Musician
(The Who)
1944 2002 58
233 John
Kahn
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(Jerry Garcia Band)
1947 1996 49
234 John
Kordic
Unspecified
drug overdose.
Hockey
player
1965 1992 27
235 John
Patrick Oswald, aka Jani Lane
Alcohol
poisoning.
Singer-songwriter
(Warrant)
1964 2011 47
236 John
Saunders
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(Mad Season)
1954 1999 45
237 John
Simon Ritchie, aka Sid Vicious
Heroin
overdose. Suicide.
Musician
(Sex Pistols)
1957 1979 22
238 John
Thompson
Overdose
of barbiturates and alcohol.
Poet 1938 1976 38
239 John
Tyndall
Overdose
of Chloryl hydrate. Accidental.
Physicist 1820 1893 73
240 Johnny
O’Keefe
Conflicting
sources indicate drug overdose,[340][341] or simply heart attack.[342][343]
Singer 1935 1978 43
241 Johnny
Thunders
Conflicting
sources report heroin overdose[442] or methadone and cocaine poisoning[443]
or that the autopsy did not disclose a cause of death.[444]
Musician
(New York Dolls)
1952 1991 39
242 Jonathan
Drummond-Webb
Unspecified
prescription drug overdose. Suicide.
Pediatric
heart surgeon
1959 2004 45
243 Jonathan
Melvoin
Heroin
overdose.
Keyboardist 1961 1996 35
244 Joseph
McCarthy
Hepatitis
exacerbated by alcoholism.
Senator 1908 1957 49
245 Josiah
Lamborn
Delirium
tremens.
Attorney
General
1809 1847 38
246 Jotie
T’Hooft
Unspecified
drug overdose.
Poet 1956 1977 21
247 Jovan
Belcher
Self-inflicted
gun shot wound after murdering girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. Belcher was found
to have a blood alcohol level of .17, double the legal limit where he died.
American
football player
1987 2012 25
248 Joyce
Jameson
Overdose
of unspecified pills. Suicide.
Actress 1932 1987 55
249 Judee
Sill
Cocaine
and heroin overdose.
Musician 1944 1979 35
250 Judy
Garland
Secobarbital
overdose.[167] Her death certificate states the overdose was
“accidental”[168] however there is speculation it was intentional.[169]
Singer,
actress
1922 1969 47
251 Julia
Bruns
Alcohol
poisoning.
Actress 1895 1927 32
252 Karen
Bach, aka Karen Lancaume
Temazepam
overdose. Suicide.
Pornographic
actress
1973 2005 32
253 Katy
French
Brain
damage most likely caused by cocaine use.
Model,
socialite
1983 2007 24
254 Keith
Moon
Overdose
on anti-seizure medication prescribed for alcoholism. Accidental.
Musician
(The Who)
1946 1978 32
255 Keith
Whitley
Alcohol
poisoning.
Singer 1954 1989 35
256 Kelly
Yeomans
Co-proxamol
overdose. Suicide.
Student 1984 1997 13
257 Ken
Caminiti
Cocaine
and opiate overdose.
Former
baseball player.
1963 2004 41
258 Kenneth
Halliwell
Pentobarbital
overdose. Suicide.
Actor 1926 1967 41
259 Kenneth
Moore, aka Big Moe
Heart
attack with Purple Drank as a contributing factor.
Rapper 1974 2004 30
260 Kenneth
Williams
Barbiturate
overdose. It was not possible to establish whether his death was suicide or
accidental.
Actor,
author
1926 1988 62
261 Kevin
DuBrow
Cocaine
overdose. Accidental.
Singer
(Quiet Riot)
1955 2007 52
262 Kevin
Lloyd
Lloyd
was three times over the legal blood alcohol limit for driving when he
chocked on his own vomit.
Actor 1949 1998 49
263 Kevyn
Aucoin
Kidney
and liver failure due to Tylenol toxicity, as a result of a prescription
painkiller addiction.
Photographer,
make-up artist
1962 2002 40
264 Kiki
Djan
AIDS
and narcotic related complications.
Musician 1957 2004 47
265 Kristen
Pfaff
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(Hole)
1967 1994 27
266 Kurt
Cobain
Technically,
the Nirvana front-man committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot, but
few doubt the influence his heroin addiction had on his state of mind. Cobain
was clinically depressed, and the heroin would never have allowed him to see
things clearly and seek help. As a result, he took his own life because he
saw it as the only way out.
Singer 1967 1994 27
267 Lance
McNaught, aka Lance Cade
Intoxication
from mixed drugs complicated a cardiomyopathy. Accidental.
Wrestler 1981 2010 29
268 Lani
O’Grady
Multiple
drug intoxication. Vicodin and Prozac were found in her bloodstream.
Actress 1954 2001 47
269 Layne
Staley
Cocaine,
heroin and codeine overdose.
Musician
(Alice in Chains)
1967 2002 35
270 Leah
Betts
Excessive
water consumption exacerbated by ecstasy causing her body to release
anti-diuretic hormones.
Student 1977 1995 18
271 Leila
Pahlavi
Secobarbital
overdose. Found to have five times the lethal amount in her system. Traces of
a nonlethal amount of cocaine was also found in the bloodstream. Suicide or
accidental death though is debated.
Princess,
model
1970 2001 31
272 Len
Bias
Cocaine
overdose. Accidental.
Basketball
player
1963 1986 23
273 Lenny
Bruce
“Acute
morphine poisoning caused by an accidental overdose.”
Comedian 1925 1966 41
274 Leonard
Chadwick
Combination
of alcoholism and asphyxiation.
Soldier 1878 1940 62
275 Leslie
Carter
While
not attributing a cause of death, a police incident report stated Carter had
suffered an overdose and was taking the prescription medications olanzapine,
cyclobenzaprine and alprazolam.
Singer 1986 2012 26
276 Lester
Bangs
Overdose
of Darvon, Valium and NyQuil.
Music
critic, musician
1948 1982 34
277 Lin
Dai
Sleeping
pill overdose combined with gas inhalation.
Actress 1934 1964 30
278 Linda
Wong
Overdose
of Xanax, chloral hydrate, and alcohol.
Pornographic
actress
1951 1987 36
279 Lisa
Howard
Phenobarbital
overdose. Officially listed as suicide but speculated as murder.
Reporter 1930 1965 35
280 Lisa
Matsumoto
Motor-vehicle
collision. Matsumoto’s blood alcohol level was .242, more than 3 times the
legal limit.
Children’s
author
1964 2007 43
281 Louis
Mucciolo, Jr., aka Louie Spicolli
Conflicting
sources indicate drug overdose[326] while some indicate coronary disease that
might have been impacted by drug use.[327]
Wrestler 1971 1998 27
282 Louisa
May Alcott
Death
commonly attributed to complications from extensive long term mercury
poisoning.
Author 1832 1888 56
283 Lowell
George
Unspecified
drug overdose. Accidental.
Musician
(Little Feat)
1945 1979 34
284 Lucy
Grealy
Heroin
overdose.
Poet 1963 2002 39
285 Lupe
Vélez
Secobarbital
overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1908 1944 36
286 Malcolm
Hardee
Drowned
after he fell into the water whilst drunk.
Comedian 1950 2005 55
287 Malcolm
Lowry
Alcohol
and barbiturates. Most likely suicide.
Poet,
novelist
1909 1957 48
288 Marco
Pantani
Cerebral
and pulmonary edema potentially brought on by “tranquillisers,
antidepressants and sedatives … against a background of prolonged cocaine
abuse”.
Cyclist 1970 2004 34
289 Margaret
Sullavan
Barbiturate
overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1909 1960 51
290 Margaux
Hemingway
Phenobarbital
overdose. Disputed suicide.
Actress 1954 1996 42
291 Marguerite
McNamara
Sleeping
pill overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1928 1978 50
292 Maria
Christina, aka Missy
Unspecified
prescription drug overdose. Accidental.
Pornographic
actress
1967 2008 41
293 Marie
McDonald
Unspecified
drug overdose.
Actress 1923 1965 42
294 Marie
Walcamp
Pain
killer overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1894 1936 42
295 Marie-France
Gaite, aka Gribouille
“A
lethal combination of medication and alcohol.”
Singer 1941 1968 27
296 Marilyn
Monroe
Marilyn
Monroe’s barbiturate overdose was allegedly a suicide and nevertheless
reflects her tumultuous personal problems.Actress praised for her work in
films like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, Some Like it
Hot, and The Seven Year Itch, as well as alltime sex and fashion icon. C’mon,
she was Marilyn Monroe. Her death from an overdose of barbiturates was
conjectured to be a probable suicide, a reflection of the illness, personal
problems, and a reputation of being unreliable and difficult to work with in
the later years of her life. Some mystery surrounds the exact cause of her
death, though, as described in the video to the right.
Actress 1926 1962 36
297 Mary
Millington
Paracetamol
overdose. Suicide.
Model,
pornographic actress
1945 1979 34
298 Matthew
Ansara
Heroin
overdose. Accidental.
Actor 1965 2001 36
299 Max
Cantor
Heroin
overdose.
Actor,
journalist
1959 1991 32
300 Max
Linder
Linder
and his wife both drank Veronal, injected morphine and cut open the veins in
their arms.
Actor 1883 1925 42
301 Megan
Connolly
Heroin
overdose.
Actress 1974 2001 27
302 Michael
Adkisson, aka Mike Von Erich
Tranquilizer
overdose. Suicide.
Wrestler 1964 1987 23
303 Michael
Carl Baze
Cocaine
and oxymorphone overdose. Accidental.
Jockey 1987 2011 24
304 Michael
Cooper
Heroin
overdose.
Photographer 1941 1973 32
305 Michael
Dransfield
Sources
report conflicting causes of death, including infection related to drug use
and “acute broncho-pneumonia and brain damage”.
Poet 1948 1973 25
306 Michael
Holiday
Unspecified
drug overdose. Suicide.
Singer 1924 1963 39
307 Michael
Hutchence
Self-induced
asphyxiation while under the influence of alcohol, cocaine, Prozac and other
prescription drugs.
Musician,
singer (INXS), actor
1960 1997 37
308 Michael
Jackson
Cardiac
arrest. Personal physician administered lethal dose of propofol along with
lorazepam, diazepam and midazolam. His death was ruled as a homicide.
Pop
singer
1958 2009 51
309 Michael
Larsen, aka Eyedea
Unspecified
opiate toxicity. Ruled accidental.
Rapper 1981 2010 29
310 Michael
Reeves
Alcohol
and barbiturate overdose.
Film
director
1943 1969 26
311 Michael
VerMeulen
Cocaine
overdose.
Magazine
editor
1956 1995 39
312 Mike
Bloomfield
Unspecified
drug overdose.
Blues
guitarist
1943 1981 38
313 Mike
Lockwood, aka Crash Holly
Carisprodol
and alcohol intoxication. Suicide.
Wrestler 1971 2003 32
314 Mike
Starr
Suspected
drug overdose.
Musician
(Alice in Chains)
1966 2011 45
315 Mikey
Welsh
Suspected
drug overdose.
Musician
(Weezer)
1971 2011 40
316 Miroslava
Stern
Overdose
of sleeping pills. Suicide.
Actress 1926 1955 29
317 Mitch
Hedberg
Cocaine
and heroin overdose.
Comedian 1968 2005 37
318 Monica
Rose
Antidepressants
and tranquillisers overdose. Suicide.
TV
show hostess
1948 1994 46
319 Nancy
Ann Coursey, aka Paige Summers
Codeine
and oxycodone overdose.
Pornographic
actress
1976 2003 27
320 Nancy
Crick
Overdose
of nembutal. Euthanasia.
Euthanasia
activist
1932 2002 70
321 Natasha
Collins
Cocaine
overdose. Accidental.
Actress 1973 2008 35
322 Nicholas
Anthony Iacona, Jr., aka Joey Stefano
Cocaine,
morphine, heroin and ketamine overdose.
Pornographic
actor
1968 1994 26
323 Nick
Adams
Barbiturate
overdose. Death officially certified as “accidental-suicidal and
undetermined”. High levels of sedatives were found in his blood.
Actor 1931 1968 37
324 Nick
Drake
Anti-depressant
overdose. Disputed suicide.
Musician 1948 1974 26
325 Noel
Redding
Shock
haemorrhage due to oesophageal varices in reaction to cirrhosis of the
liver,with alcohol as a contributing factor.
Musician 1945 2003 58
326 Norma
Mortenson, aka Marilyn Monroe
Barbiturate
overdose. Officially listed as “probable suicide” though several conspiracy
theories exist.
Actress 1926 1962 36
327 Odas
Moon
Reportedly
“drank himself to death”.
Pilot 1892 1937 45
328 Pamela
Courson
Heroin
overdose.
Retail.
Wife of Jim Morrison
1946 1974 28
329 Pascale
Ogier
Unspecified
drug overdose.
Actress 1958 1984 26
330 Pat
Screen
Unspecified
drug overdose.
American
football player
1943 1994 51
331 Patricia
Cutts
Barbiturate
overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1926 1974 48
332 Patrick
Hamilton
Cirrhosis
of the liver following years of alcoholism.
Writer 1904 1962 58
333 Paul
Butterfield
Drug
related heart failure.
Musician 1942 1987 45
334 Paul
DeMayo
Heroin
overdose.
Former
bodybuilder
1967 2005 38
335 Paul
Gardiner
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(Tubeway Army)
1958 1984 26
336 Paul
Gray
Morphine
and fentanyl overdose. Accidental.
Musician
(Slipknot)
1972 2010 38
337 Paul
Vaessen
Unspecified
drug overdose.
Former
footballer
1961 2001 40
338 Paula
Yates
British
TV show host and ex-wife of Live Aid founder Bob Geldof, Yates died of a
heroin overdose and left her young children without a mother in the process.
TV
show host
1959 2000 41
339 Pete
Farndon
Passed
out in his bath due to a heroin overdose and subsequently drowned.
Musician
(The Pretenders)
1952 1983 31
340 Peter
Jackson
Heroin
overdose.
Rugby
league player
1964 1997 33
341 Phil
Katz
Acute
pancreatic bleeding caused by chronic alcoholism.
Computer
programmer
1962 2000 38
342 Phil
Lynott
Conflicting
sources report various causes of death, including: heart and liver
failure,[287] heart failure and pneumonia after a drug overdose,[288] and
blood poisoning from heroin addiction.[289]
Musician
(Thin Lizzy)
1949 1986 37
343 Philip
Loeb
Sleeping
pill overdose. Suicide.
Actor 1891 1955 64
344 Phyllis
Haver
Barbiturate
overdose. Suspected suicide.
Actress 1899 1960 61
345 Phyllis
Hyman
Pentobarbital
and secobarbital overdose. Suicide.
Singer 1949 1995 46
346 Pier
Angeli
Barbiturate
overdose. Accidental.
Actress 1932 1971 39
347 Rachel
Roberts
Barbiturate
overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1927 1980 53
348 Rachel
Whitear
Heroin
overdose. Accidental.
Student 1979 2000 21
349 Rainer
Werner Fassbinder
Cocaine
overdose. Possibly suicide.
Playwright,
director
1945 1982 37
350 Reinaldo
Arenas
Overdosage
of unspecified drugs. Suicide.
Poet 1943 1990 47
351 Richard
Burton
Alcohol
related causes.
Actor 1925 1984 59
352 Richard
Charles Knellar, aka Dickie Pride
Sleeping
pill overdose.
Singer 1941 1969 28
353 Richard
Manuel
Suicide
by hanging. Manuel was drunk when he committed suicide and also had traces of
cocaine in his body.
Singer,
musician
1943 1986 43
354 River
Phoenix
An
Oscar-nominated actor for his 1988 role in Running on Empty, and older
brother to Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix collapsed on October 31, 1993
outside The Viper Room from a drug overdose of heroin and cocaine, then owned
by friend Johnny Depp. He had bouts of depression and compulsivity leading up
to his death and has hinted at child abuse while his family was involved in
religious cult Children of God in the 70s.The promising young actor died from
an overdose of a mixture of cocaine and heroin (also known as a
“speedball”) out The Viper Room in Los Angeles.
Actor 1970 1993 23
355 Rob
Jones, aka The Bass Thing
Sources
report contradictory information which include: heart problems,[242] heart
attack potentially caused by heroin,[243] or simply “drug-related
causes”.[244]
Musician
(The Wonder Stuff)
1964 1993 29
356 Rob
Pilatus
Prescription
drug and alcohol overdose.
Musician
(Milli Vanilli)
1965 1998 33
357 Robbie
McIntosh
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(Average White Band)
1950 1974 24
358 Robbin
Crosby
Reported
causes of his death include heroin overdose,[105][106] and AIDS-related
complications,[107][108] which he admitted to contracting from shooting
drugs.[109]
Musician
(Ratt)
1959 2002 43
359 Robert
Barlow
Overdose
of barbiturates. Suicide.
Author 1918 1951 33
360 Robert
Bingham
Heroin
overdose.
Writer 1966 1999 33
361 Robert
Earl Davis, Jr., aka DJ Screw
Overdose
of codeine and other drugs. Accidental.
Musician 1971 2000 29
362 Robert
Pastorelli
Heroin
overdose.
Actor 1954 2004 50
363 Robert
Quine
Heroin
overdose. Suicide.
Guitarist 1942 2004 62
364 Robert
Soblen
Barbiturate
overdose.
Psychiatrist 1900 1962 62
365 Robert
Walker
Reaction
to a sedative administered by his doctor.
Actor 1918 1951 33
366 Robin
Milford
Aspirin
overdose. Suicide.
Composer 1903 1959 56
367 Rod
Scurry
Cocaine-induced
heart attack.
Baseball
pitcher
1956 1992 36
368 Rodney
Harvey
Heroin
overdose.
Actor,
model
1967 1998 31
369 Ronnie
Scott
Prescription
barbiturate overdose. Accidental.
Jazz
tenor saxophonist
1927 1996 69
370 Rory
Storm
Alcohol
and sleeping pill overdose.
Musician 1939 1972 33
371 Rosemarie
Frankland
Unspecified
prescription drug overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1943 2000 57
372 Royce
Surdam
Laudanum
overdose. Accidental.
Real-estate
agent
1835 1891 56
373 Russell
Jones, aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
Overdose
of cocaine and tramadol. Accidental.
Rapper 1968 2004 36
374 Ryan
Dunn
Car
crash. Dunn had a blood alcohol level of 0.196%, more than twice the legal
limit where he was killed.
Actor,
stunt man
1977 2011 34
375 Ryūnosuke
Akutagawa
Veronal
overdose. Suicide.
Writer 1892 1927 35
376 Sally
Clark
Alcohol
poisoning.
Solicitor 1964 2007 43
377 Sara
Teasdale
Sleeping
pill overdose. Suicide.
Poet 1884 1933 49
378 Scott
Charles Bigelow, aka Bam Bam Bigelow
Overdose.
Lethal levels of cocaine and an anxiolytic drug were found in his blood.
Wrestler 1961 2007 46
379 Scotty
Beckett
An
American child actor who starred in Our Gang and Rocky Jones, Space Ranger
series. He grew up before our eyes and with a series of arrests. To name a
few, drunk driving, assault, drug possession, and carrying a concealed
weapon. Before long, Scotty was found dead at the age of 38 from a suspected
overdose of barbiturates and alcohol.
Child
actor
1929 1968 39
380 Seán
Fortune
Overdose
of alcohol and unspecified drugs. Suicide.
Priest 1954 1999 45
381 Sebastian
Horsley
Heroin
and cocaine overdose.
Artist 1962 2010 48
382 Shannon
Hoon
Cocaine
overdose.
Musician,
singer (Blind Melon)
1967 1995 28
383 Sheree
Winton
Alcohol
poisoning.
Singer-songwriter 1935 1976 41
384 Sherri
Russell, aka Sherri Martel
Overdose
of multiple, including high amounts of oxycodone. Accidental.
Wrestler 1958 2007 49
385 Sid
Barnes
Barbiturate
and bromide poisoning. Self-administered though intent could not be
determined.
Cricketer 1916 1973 57
386 Sid
Vicious
Bassist
for the groundbreaking punk band The Sex Pistols died of an overdose shortly
after being released from prison, where he was being held in connection with
the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
Bassist 1957 1979 22
387 Sigmund
Freud
Physician
assisted morphine overdose. Euthanasia.
Neurologist 1856 1939 83
388 Socrates Hemlock
poisoning. Executed.
Philosopher 399 469 70
389 Sonja
Savić
Unspecified
drug overdose.
Actress 1961 2008 47
390 Sonny
Clark
Alcohol
abuse; an attempt to conteract his heroin dependency.
Pianist 1931 1963 32
391 Stefan
Zweig
Sleeping
pill overdose. Suicide.
Playwright 1881 1942 61
392 Stephen
McKeag
Cocaine
and pain killer overdose.
Ulster
Defence Association member
1970 2000 30
393 Stephen
Ward
Sleeping
pill overdose. Officially suicide. Speculated murder.
Osteopathic
physician
1912 1963 51
394 Steve
Bechler
Heatstroke.
The coroner indicated that “the toxicity of ephedra played a significant
role” among many factors in contributing to his death.
Baseball
pitcher
1979 2003 24
395 Steve
Clark
Lethal
overdose of codeine, along with valium and morphine and alcohol at more than
3 times the legal British limit. Accidental.
Musician
(Def Leppard)
1960 1991 31
396 Steve
Foley
Unspecified
drug overdose. Accidental.
Drummer 1959 2008 49
397 Steve
Rogers
Lethal
combination of anti-depressants and alcohol. Accidental.
Rugby
league player
1954 2006 52
398 Steven
Ronald Jensen
Unspecified
prescription drug overdose.
Musician
(The Vandals)
1959 2005 46


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Name Story Profession Born Died Age
399 Stu Ungar Heart condition
caused by long-term cocaine abuse.
Poker player 1953 1998 45
400 Stuart
Adamson
Hanged
himself under the influence of alcohol.
Musician
(Big Country)
1958 2001 43
401 Sybille
Schmitz
Sleeping
pill overdose. Suicide.
Actress 1909 1955 46
402 Sylvia
Plath
Suicide
by carbon monoxide poisoning. Plath was reportedly suffering the adverse
effects of an unspecified MAOI antidepressant at the time of her death.
Authoress,
poet
1932 1963 31
403 Talitha
Getty
Heroin
overdose.
Actress 1940 1971 31
404 Ted
Binion
Heroin
and Xanax overdose. Possible suicide.
Gambling
executive
1943 1998 55
405 Ted
Demme
Heart
attack. Cocaine was found in his system which the coroner stated may have
been a factor in his death. Accidental.
Director 1963 2002 39
406 Teri
Diver
Migraine
medication overdose. Accidental.
Pornographic
actress
1971 2001 30
407 Thalia
Massie
Barbiturate
overdose.
Wife 1911 1963 52
408 Theresa
Duncan
Combined
ingestion of Tylenol PM and alcohol. Suicide.
Video
game designer
1966 2007 41
409 Thierry
de la Villehuchet
Swallowed
sleeping pills and slit his left arm. Suicide.
Businessman 1943 2008 65
410 Thomas
Kinkade
Acute
ethanol and diazepam intoxication.
Painter 1958 2012 54
411 Thomas
Manby
Opium
overdose
British
naval officer
1769 1834 65
412 Tim
Buckley
“Acute
heroin/morphine and ethanol intoxication due to inhalation and ingestion of
overdose”.
Musician 1947 1975 28
413 Tim
Crews
Crews
was legally drunk when he crashed a boat, killing himself and Steve Olin.
Baseball
pitcher
1961 1993 32
414 Tim
Hardin
Heroin
overdose.
Musician 1941 1980 39
415 Tim
Hemensley
Heroin
overdose.
Musician
(GOD)
1972 2003 31
416 Tom
Baker
Heroin
overdose.
Actor 1940 1982 42
417 Tom
Simpson
Dehydration
and exhaustion while cycling exacerbated by amphetamines and alcohol use.
Cyclist 1937 1967 30
418 Tommy
Bolin
Unspecified
drug overdose.
Musician
(Deep Purple)
1951 1976 25
419 Tommy
Dorsey
Choked
to death while sleeping. He was so sedated on sleeping pills that he was
unable to awaken.
Jazz
musician
1905 1956 51
420 Tony
Hancock
Lethal
mixture of amphetamines and liquor. Suicide.
Actor 1924 1968 44
421 Trevor
Goddard
Overdose
of heroin, cocaine, valium and vicodin. Accidental.
Actor 1962 2003 41
422 Trinity
Loren, aka Roxanne McPherson
Prescription
painkillers overdose. Possible suicide.
Pornographic
actress
1964 1998 34
423 Truman
Capote
Liver
disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.
Writer 1924 1984 60
424 Ureli
Hill
Morphine
overdose. Suicide.
Conductor 1802 1875 73
425 Vander
Clyde, aka Barbette
Unspecified
drug overdose. Suicide.
Trapeze
artist
1899 1973 74
426 Vic
Chesnutt
Overdose
of prescription medication. Suicide.
Musician 1964 2009 45
427 Vickie
Lynn Marshall, aka Anna Nicole Smith
Lethal
combination of chloral hydrate and various benzodiazepines.
Playboy
playmate, actress
1967 2007 40
428 Vinnie
Taylor
Unspecified
drug overdose.
Musician
(Sha Na Na)
1949 1974 25
429 Virginia
Hill
Sleeping
pill overdose.
Chicago
Outfit courier
1916 1966 50
430 Wallace
Reid
Prescription
morphine overdose.
Actor 1891 1923 32
431 Walter
Patrick Bissell
Overdose
of cocaine, codeine, methadone and other drugs.
Ballet
dancer
1957 1987 30
432 Warren
Tartaglia, aka Walid al-Taha
Heroin
overdose.
Jazz
musician
1944 1965 21
433 Wes
Berggren
Overdose.
Traces of cocaine, propoxyphene, and benzodiazepine were found in his body.
Musician
(Tripping Daisy)
1971 1999 28
434 West
Arkeen
Opiate
overdose. Accidental.
Musician 1960 1997 37
435 Whitney
Houston
Accidental
drowning, due to atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use. Toxicology
reports showed the acute presence of cocaine indicating use prior to death,
as well as sub-/therapeutic levels of marijuana, Benadryl, Flexeril, and
Xanax.
Singer,
actress
1963 2012 49
436 William
Barnsley Allen
Unspecified
narcotic overdose. Accidental.
Army
officer
1892 1933 41
437 William
Cuppy
Sleeping
pill overdose. Suicide.
Literary
critic
1884 1949 65
438 William
Hamilton
“A
severe attack of gout precipitated by excessive drinking…”
Physicist,
astronomer, mathematician
1805 1865 60
439 Willie
Wilde
“Complications
related to his alcoholism.”
Journalist 1852 1899 47
440 Willy
Rey
Barbiturate
overdose.
Model 1949 1973 24
441 Yves
Navarre
Barbiturate
overdose. Suicide.
Writer 1940 1994 54
442 Zac
Foley
Overdose.
Heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, barbiturates and alcohol were found in his blood.
Musician
(EMF)
1971 2002 31
443 Zdenka
Rubinstein
Sleeping
pill overdose. Suicide.
Operatic
tenor
1911 1961 50
444 Zoe
Tamerlis Lund
Cocaine-induced
heart attack.
Model,
actress
1962 1999 37