Top 5 Celebrity Drug-Related Deaths


The lavish lives of celebrities expose them to the world of addiction. Fame and fortune have their price, and as the adage goes, there are consequences for every action.  One of the things that draw them to addiction is the pressure that comes from being celebrities. We all know that celebrities have to look at their best to keep their spotlight in Hollywood. While some of them resort to plastic surgery, others resort to drug use because they can’t keep up with the pressure.

Alcoholism and drug addiction are killer of mental and physical health. Alcoholic and drug addicts are killing themselves slowly. – Dr T.P.Chia

Celebrities Who Died Of Drugs.

The harmful ingredients contained in drugs are capable of damaging the brain. In worst case scenarios, drugs lead to death. Here are some celebrities who lost lives due to drug abuse.

Robin Williams.

ab66fc8c-224d-11e4-_749743c1We enjoyed the works of Robin Williams as an actor and a comedian. Superb as he was in his movies, Williams was open about his struggles with alcohol and cocaine. He reverted to drinking in the year 2004 after 20 years of being sober. He then had himself admitted to rehab in the year 2006. In 2009, Williams underwent a heart surgery that was said to have greatly affected him. Not many people knew that Williams had been struggling with severe depression in a huge portion of his life. Williams was found dead last August and was said to have committed suicide.

Philip Seymour Hoffman.

It’s surprising that a brilliant actor, producer, and director like Philip Seymour Hoffman could not escape the struggle of other famous celebrities. He died of heroin overdose in February 2014 despite recovering for over 20 years. It was said that Hoffman slipped back through opioids prescription, but he relapsed using heroine.

Whitney Houston.

We fell in love with her songs and grew up with them. Whitney Houston was one talented singer who had been struggling with crack addiction and cocaine.  She drowned in a hotel bathtub after heart disease and cocaine complications.

Andy Irons.

andyIt is quite unbelievable that an athlete like Andy Irons could also indulge in several types of prohibited drugs. This superb surfer athlete had a poly-addiction struggle. Irons was found lifeless by hotel maids in 2010, lying in bed with his sheets pulled up to his chin. The autopsy result showed that the athlete died of cardiac arrest resulting from a mixture of alprazolam, methadone, methamphetamine, and cocaine.

John Belushi.

The Saturday Night Live icon struggled with alcohol and drug addiction for years. In 1982, he died of speedball overdose composed of a combination of cocaine and heroin combination.

“The greatest mistake in life is to get addicted to drugs – becoming a prisoner of ecstasy and hallucination, and less of a man.” – Dr T.P.Chia

We only have one life and should live it meaningfully. It’s not clear what these celebrities were going through, but one thing is certain. We encounter a lot of problems, but drugs will never be a solution to any of them.

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