Drug addiction and alcoholism can lead into a more devastating problems if left untreated. Because of their wild lifestyle, their fame become short lived. Some say it’s the stress, and others will say it is just as rampant in the regular society and Hollywood is no different. It was a sad thing to learn when your favorite actors and actress died because of drug addiction , wasting their lives because of something not worthy of anything.
Here are some of the famous hollywood celebrity who met their untimely deaths because of drug addiction, over dosage and great emotional problems.
Kurt Cobain – Singer – Nirvana
Kurt Cobain was a famous singer of Nirvana died with Self-inflicted ( althouh disputed) shotgun wound to the head under the influence of a potentially lethal dose of heroin with traces of diazepam.
Marilyn Monroe – Actress, model and american sex symbol
Everybody knows her, young, beautiful and sweet, married three times and divorced at a very young age. At 36, Marilyn died in her sleep of barbiturate poisoning (an overdose of sleeping pills). To this day, no one knows for sure whether her death was a suicide or homicide.
Judy Garland – singer and actress
She attained international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles including the most memorable Wizard of Oz, she’s the mother of renowned Liza Minnelli. Despite her professional success, her personal life was shuttered with emotional problems which results to drug addiction . She died from Secobarbital overdose. Her death certificate states the overdose was “accidental however there is speculation it was intentional.
Margaux Hemingway – actress and fashion model
She is the older sister of actress Mariel Hemingway. She was a successful model including a million-dollar contract . Her marriage did not last long and she experienced familial dramas throughout her life. She was found dead from Phenobarbital overdose.
Michael Jackson – singer and businessman
Who would not know him. A true legend on his own right and a global figure. He died due to Cardiac arrest. Personal physician administered lethal dose of propofol along with lorazepam, diazepam and midazolam.
Elvis Presley – actor, singer
King of rock and roll. Elvis Presley was regarded as one of the most important figures of the 20th century but his life was filled with overdose and was finally met his death with Cardiac arrhythmia. Autopsy founds in his system “significant” levels of ethinamate, methaqualone, codeine and different barbiturates, including amobarbital, pentobarbital, and phenobarbital.
Heath Ledger – Actor
Known from his portrayal at Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Kninght Leger was at the peak of his career. Heath Ledger was found dead from Combined drug intoxication of oxycodone, hydrocodone, alprazolam, diazepam, temazepam and doxylamine.
Whitney Houston – singer – dies at 48
She is most awarded singer in the history of american music. Whitney houston dies at 48, Although official statement regarding her death but possible drug intoxication will be the result of his untimely death.
Too much of anything can be called addiction. I do hope other Holywood artists can learn from the mistakes of their departed friends and colleagues .
** source of death according wiki.