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12 Stars Who Unexpectedly Died Of An Overdose

Addiction is not new to Hollywood. Unfortunately, many stars fall victim to drug and alcohol abuse for a variety of reasons. Some feel that they have to live up to the expectations of society, which s

Addiction is not new to Hollywood. Unfortunately, many stars fall victim to drug and alcohol abuse for a variety of reasons. Some feel that they have to live up to the expectations of society, which sometimes require the celebrity to be “perfect.” Other celebrities feel the peer pressure to try alcohol or drugs because the stars and executives around them are doing it. There are also some celebrities who are extremely sad and depressed for a number of reasons, and turn to harmful substances in an attempt to cure themselves or numb the pain.

There are several celebrities who were bright, talented and on the path to super-stardom before their lives were cut short by drug use. Some celebrities who have died because of their addiction were already considered the best in their particular fields, and leave behind heartbroken family members and friends, as well as a host of grieving fans. With each celebrity death, there’s the hope that other stars won’t follow in the footsteps of these famous singers and actors. But as we know, that’s not always the case. Here are 12 celebrities who unexpectedly died from a drug overdose.

12 Corey Monteith

11 Chris Farley

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10 Sid Vicious

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9 Kurt Cobain

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8 Judy Garland

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7 Heath Ledger

6 Dana Plato

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5 Amy Winehouse

4 Anna Nicole Smith

3 Marilyn Monroe

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2 Elvis Presley

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1 Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston has long been considered one of the greatest voices of our time. She experimented with drugs throughout her career, which started in the 1980s. Since Houston’s image was very innocent and upbeat, her drug use was not well-known to the public until the latter part of her career. She passed away in the bathtub from a drug overdose in a hotel room. Some of the last people to see or hear from her were gospel singer Kim Burrell, who received a voicemail from Houston shortly before she passed, and fellow singer and friend, Kelly Price. Unfortunately, Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, passed away in a similar manner, three years after her mother’s death.

Sources: imdb.com, <span style="font-weight: 400;">radaronline.com, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">biography.com</span>

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