Top 10 Talked About Drug Overdose Case in Hollywood

Top 10 Talked About Drug Overdose Case in Hollywood

It may sound harsh but most Hollywood celebrities who died in drug over dose seemed to be more popular than their pre-over dose media status after dying. Gossip is everywhere and it is not inevitable especially in Hollywood, stars are talked about 24 hours in 7 days a week and it even causes a media frenzy if one star commits suicide or died of a drug over dose! Who are those talked about stars who became victims of drugs in Hollywood? Let’s see the top 10 list below.

Michael Jackson

Top 10 Talked About Drug Overdose Case in Hollywood

Michael Jackson died on the 25th of June 2009. His death came as a shock to everyone as he was not known to be the kind of person hooked on certain drugs. He was more known for his philanthropist works and song writing talents. He died in his personal bed in his mansion in Los Angeles. He was resuscitated by his private physician to no avail. The death of the “King of Pop” caused a media frenzy, it went viral online and offline! He died because of drug intoxication of both propofol and benzodiazepine.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was one of the most talked about artist following her drug overdose case. It seemed like her career was resuscitated right after she died. She died on 11th of February 2012. Her death wasn’t determined right away but viral news spread stating she was submerged in her tub when she died. Her death was later revealed to be caused by a lot of toxicating drugs such as cocaine, Marijuana, Benadryl, Xanax and Flexiril.

Cory Monteith

His heart throb image in glee sky rocketed his career and at only 31 he died because of substance abuse. Cory died on 13th of July 2013 inside a hotel because of cocktail drugs such as heroin mixed in alcohol. His death saddens everyone especially at such a young age.

Amy Winehouse

Amy’s death wasn’t really a shock; in fact it was honestly expected by her close friends who drifted away from her. She became too high and her looks degraded from a voluptuous woman down to a thin corpse and eventually died of an over dose. She died 23rd of July 2011 due to too much alcohol intake which is 5 times stronger than the normal level. Forensics referred her case as a “misadventure”.

Anna Nicole Smith

Who could forget Anna Nicole Smith? She’s a darling bomb shell and American model who died on February 8, 2007. She was well known for marrying the 62 yr. old business tycoon J. Howard Marshall. Anna died due to prescription drugs over dose and was found in her Florida hotel room.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn was way famous back in the 1950’s when she became a sex symbol. She died only at the age of 36 in her California home. Autopsy revealed that her death was caused by hydrate and nembutal. Her death was surrounded by tons of suspicions and even up until now her name is still talked about.

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Brittany’s death was truly unexpected; she’s a bubbly person and had a flourishing career when she died at the age of 32. She was found dead on 20th of December 2009. Although her death was first thought to be natural, an autopsy was done and revealed that her death was because of drug intoxication, anemia and pneumonia.

Heath Ledger

Heath died on 22nd of January 2008 at the age of 28. He was young and full of talent, he was not just famous for being an actor but also for being a director. Autopsy revealed that his death was caused by acute intoxication, unbelievable as it seems but it appears that Heath suffered the effects of mixed drugs such as diazepam, doxylamine, ocycodone and a lot more.

Elvis Presley

The death of Elvis Presley created suspicions. It was reported that the main cause of death at the age of 42 was Cardiac Arrhythmia however some claimed it was because of his Bowel paralysis condition. Investigation showed that Presley’s physician had prescribed 10,000 total doses of narcotics and other sedatives which could have affected his overall health status. Presley died on 16th of August 1977 in his bathroom floor.

Chris Farley

A comedian by heart, Chris died on 18th of December 1997. Before his death, his health was obviously declining, people plus the media always notices the hoarseness in his voice and pale flushed skin. It is quite known that Chris had an issue with drug abuse and he was later on found dead in his apartment. Investigation shows that he died due to Cocaine and Opiate use.

Sad but True

Indeed it is sad knowing that some talented artists die due to drug intoxication. It would have been better if these people in the list could have lived longer and have contributed a lot in their field of industry. Some may consider it a waste but the truth is, these people are just victims and could have really lived longer if only there were supporting people behind them most of the time.


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