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List of drug-related deaths

en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_drug-related_deaths

The following is a list of notable people who have died from drug-related causes.

Criteria for inclusion are death from overdose, death from organ-failure/illness due to or exacerbated by drug
use, or death from suicide/misadventure under the inuence of drugs. Deaths from lethal injection as a form of
capital punishment, as well as deaths due to drug-related crime, are not included.

Contents

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Herb 1954 Wrestling Cocaine-related heart attack. [1][2]


Abrams 1996 promoter

Janet 1864 Actress Morphine overdose. [3]

Achurch 1916

Brian 1963 Wrestler Painkiller overdose. Accidental. [4]


Adams 2007

Nick 1931 Actor Barbiturate overdose. Death ocially certied as [5]


Adams 1968 "accidental-suicidal and undetermined." High levels of
sedatives were found in his blood.

Stuart 1958 Musician (Big Hanged himself under the inuence of alcohol. [6]
Adamson 2001 Country)

Rynosuke 1892 Writer Veronal overdose. Suicide. [7]


Akutagawa 1927

Louisa 1832 Author Death commonly attributed to complications from [8]


May Alcott 1888 extensive long term mercury poisoning.

Asa A. 1911 Evangelist Liver failure due to acute alcoholism. [9]

Allen 1970

Dennis 1951 Drug dealer Heart failure. "Pieces of his heart actually broke o after [10]
Allen 1987 decades of heavy drug abuse."

GG Allin 1956 Musician Heroin overdose. [11]


1993

William 1892 Army ocer Unspecied narcotic overdose. Accidental. [12]

Barnsley 1933
Allen

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Pier Angeli 1932 Actress Barbiturate overdose. Accidental. [13][14]
1971

Chris 1966 Jockey Severe blunt trauma. The coroner's report concluded that [15]

Antley 2000 Antley had died of a multiple drug overdose and the
injuries were likely related to a fall caused by the drugs.

Jean 1912 Writer Sleeping pill overdose. Suicide. [16]


Amry 1978

Diane 1923 Photographer Consumed a number of barbiturates and then slit her [17]

Arbus 1971 wrists. Suicide.

Reinaldo 1943 Poet Overdosage of unspecied drugs. Suicide. [18]


Arenas 1990

West 1960 Musician Opiate overdose. Accidental. [19]

Arkeen 1997

Howard 1951 Painter Heroin overdose. Accidental. [20]


Arkley 1999

Kevyn 1962 Photographer, Kidney and liver failure due to paracetamol toxicity as a [21]

Aucoin 2002 make-up artist result of a prescription painkiller addiction.

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Chet Baker 1929 Musician, Fatal fall from a balcony while under the inuence of [22][23]
1988 singer cocaine and heroin.

Tom Baker 1940 Actor Heroin overdose. [24]

1982

Lester 1948 Music critic, Overdose of Darvon, Valium and NyQuil. [25]

Bangs 1982 musician

Barbette 1899 Trapeze methamphetamine overdose. [26]


1973 artist

Robert 1918 Author Overdose of barbiturates. Suicide. [27]

Barlow 1951

Sid Barnes 1916 Cricketer Barbiturate and bromide poisoning. Self-administered [28]

1973 though intent could not be determined.

Jean- 1960 Painter Heroin overdose. [29]


Michel 1988
Basquiat

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Michael 1987 Jockey Cocaine and oxymorphone overdose. Accidental. [30]
Carl Baze 2011

Scotty 1929 Child actor Suspected overdose. Pills and a note were found next to his [31]
Beckett 1968 body. However, the coroner's report was not released.

Steve 1979 Baseball Heatstroke. The coroner indicated that "the toxicity of [32]

Bechler 2003 pitcher ephedra played a signicant role" among many factors in
contributing to his death.

Brendan 1923 Poet, writer Diabetes exacerbated by his refusal to stop drinking [33]

Behan 1964 alcohol.

Jovan 1987 American Self-inicted gunshot wound after murdering girlfriend [34]
Belcher 2012 football Kasandra Perkins. Belcher was found to have a blood
player alcohol level of .17, double the legal limit where he died.

Gertrude 1868 Writer Overdose of sleeping pills. Whether it was an accident or [35]

Bell 1926 suicide was undetermined.

John 1949 Actor, Speedball. Accidental. [36]

Belushi 1982 comedian

Jay 1963 Guitarist Fentanyl overdose. Accidental. [37]


Bennett 2009 (Wilco)

Wes 1971 Musician Overdose. Traces of cocaine, propoxyphene, and [38]

Berggren 1999 (Tripping benzodiazepines were found in his body.


Daisy)

George 1946 Football Lung infection and multiple organ failure brought on by [39][40]

Best 2005 player long-term alcoholism.

Leah Betts 1977 Student Excessive water consumption exacerbated by Ecstasy [41]

1995 causing her body to release anti-diuretic hormones.

Len Bias 1963 Basketball Cocaine overdose. Accidental. [42]

1986 player

Big George 1957 Presenter, Heart attack after mephedrone use. [43]
2011 broadcaster

Big Moe 1974 Rapper Heart attack with Purple Drank as a contributing factor. [44]

2007

Bam Bam 1961 Wrestler Overdose. Lethal levels of cocaine and an anxiolytic drug [45]

Bigelow 2007 were found in his blood.

Robert 1966 Writer Heroin overdose. [46]


Bingham 1999

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Ted Binion 1943 Gambling Heroin and Xanax overdose. Possible suicide. [47]

1998 executive

Count 1962 Aristocrat Cocaine and morphine overdose. [48]

Gottfried 2007
von
Bismarck

Walter 1957 Ballet Overdose of cocaine, codeine, methadone and other drugs. [49]

Patrick 1987 dancer


Bissell

Clara 1880 Actress Acute asphyxiation in combination with overdosage of [50]

Blandick 1962 sleeping pills, most likely barbiturates. Euthanasia.

Erica 1984 Golfer Asphyxiation and toxic levels of "butalbital, temazepam, [51]
Blasberg 2010 alprazolam, codeine, hydrocodone, and tramadol." Suicide.

Mattie 1850 Prostitute Opiate poisoning. Suicide. [52]

Blaylock 1888

Mike 1943 Blues Unspecied drug overdose. [53]

Bloomeld 1981 guitarist

Tommy 1951 Musician Unspecied drug overdose. [54]


Bolin 1976 (Deep
Purple)

John 1948 Drummer Choked on his own vomit after consuming forty shots of [55]

Bonham 1980 (Led vodka.


Zeppelin)

Derek 1982 Ice hockey Toxic mix of alcohol and oxycodone. Accidental. [56]

Boogaard 2011 player

Jennie 1882 Factory Overdose of drugged liquor. [57]

Bosschieter 1900 worker

Christopher 1967 Former ice Overdose. Traces of cocaine, Valium, alcohol and cannabis [58]

Bowman 2008 skater were found in his blood. Accidental.

Charles 1899 Actor Seconal overdose. Suicide. [59]

Boyer 1978

Duncan 1846 Soldier Delirium tremens. [60]

Gordon 1869
Boyes

Scot 1957 BMX cyclist Crack cocaine overdose. [61]


Breithaupt 2015

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Elisa 1973 Model Acute intoxication by the combined eects of heroin, [62][63]

Bridges 2002 methamphetamine, meperidine and alprazolam.

Dianne 1960 Mother Combination of gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and [64]

Brimble 2002 alcohol.

Erik 1969 Musician Overdose of unspecied pills. Suicide. [65]

Brdreskift 1999

Dave 1963 Musician Heroin overdose [66]

Brockie 2014 (Gwar)

Branwell 1817 Poet, Tuberculosis aggravated by delerium tremens and opiate [67]

Bront 1848 painter, abuse.


writer

Lenny 1925 Comedian Acute morphine poisoning caused by an accidental [68]

Bruce 1966 overdose.

Julia Bruns 1895 Actress Alcohol poisoning. [69]


1927

Tim 1947 Musician Acute heroin, morphine and ethanol intoxication due to [70]

Buckley 1975 inhalation and ingestion of overdose.

Richard 1925 Actor Alcohol-related causes. [71]

Burton 1984

Paul 1942 Musician Drug-related heart failure. [72][73]


Buttereld 1987

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Andrs 19511977 Writer Secobarbital overdose. Suicide. [74]

Caicedo

Casey 19812007 Guitarist A rare lethal mixture of hydrocodone/APAP, [75]

Calvert (Hawthorne citalopram and clonazepam. Accidental.


Heights)

Ken 19632004 Former Cocaine and opiate overdose. [76]

Caminiti baseball
player

Skip d. 2002 Singer Unspecied drug overdose. [77]

Candelori (Turning
Point)

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Max Cantor 19591991 Actor, Heroin overdose. [78]
journalist

Truman 19241984 Writer Liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple [79]

Capote drug intoxication.

Gia 19601986 Model AIDS-related complications contracted through [80]

Carangi intravenous heroin abuse.

Leslie 19862012 Singer While not attributing a cause of death, a police [81]
Carter incident report stated Carter had suered an
overdose and was taking the prescription
medications olanzapine, cyclobenzaprine and
alprazolam.

John 19291989 Writer, actor, Cirrhosis of liver due to alcoholism. [82]

Cassavetes director

Arthur 1999/2000 Son of Fell from a UK cli while under the inuence of LSD. [83]

Cave 2015 Australian


musician
Nick Cave

Leonard 18781940 Soldier Combination of alcoholism and asphyxiation. [84]

Chadwick

Coco 18831971 Fashion Died of health complications and physical [85]

Chanel designer exhaustion exacerbated by years of heroin and


opiate abuse.

Vic 19642009 Musician Overdose of prescription medication. Suicide. [86]

Chesnutt

Diana 19091963 Naval ocer Barbiturate overdose. Suicide. [87]

Churchill

Sally Clark 19642007 Solicitor Alcohol poisoning. [88]

Sonny 19311963 Pianist Alcohol abuse; an attempt to counteract his heroin [89]

Clark dependency.

Steve Clark 19601991 Musician Lethal overdose of codeine along with Valium, [65][90]

(Def morphine and alcohol at more than 3 times the legal


Leppard) British limit. Accidental.

Charmian 19231969 Writer Unspecied drug overdose. Suicide. [91]

Clift

Kurt 19671994 Musician Cobain had injected himself with three times the [92]

Cobain lethal dose of heroin before he committed suicide by


gunshot.

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Bob Collins 19462007 Politician Prescription drug and alcohol overdose. Suicide. [93]

Natasha 19732008 Actress Cocaine overdose. Accidental. [94]

Collins

Brian Cole 19421972 Musician Heroin overdose. [95]

(The
Association)

Michael 19411973 Photographer Heroin overdose. [96]

Cooper

Megan 19742001 Actress Heroin overdose. [97]

Connolly

Pamela 19461974 Retail. Wife Heroin overdose. [98]

Courson of Jim
Morrison

Carl Crack 19712001 Musician Overdose. Alcohol and unspecied pills were found [99]

(Atari in his stomach.


Teenage
Riot)

Darby 19581980 Musician Heroin overdose. Suicide. [100][101]

Crash (Germs)

Tim Crews 19611993 Baseball Crews was legally drunk when he crashed a boat, [102]

pitcher killing himself and Steve Olin.

Nancy 19322002 Euthanasia Overdose of Nembutal. Euthanasia. [103]

Crick activist

Robbin 19592002 Musician Reported causes of his death include heroin


Crosby (Ratt) overdose,[104][105] and AIDS-related
complications, [106][107] which he admitted to
contracting from shooting drugs.[108]

Bartley 19001959 Lawyer Washed down an entire bottle of Seconal with [109]

Crum whisky. Suicide.

William 18841949 Literary critic Sleeping pill overdose. Suicide. [110]

Cuppy

Jackie 19471985 Actor Heroin overdose. [111]

Curtis

Patricia 19261974 Actress Barbiturate overdose. Suicide. [112]

Cutts

D
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Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Lin Dai 1934 Actress Sleeping pill overdose combined with gas inhalation. [113]

1964

Dalida 1933 Singer Barbiturate overdose. Suicide. [114][115]

1987

Jacques 1855 Actor Cocaine and morphine overdose. [116]

Damala 1889

Dorothy 1922 Actress, Overdose of imipramine. Accidental. [117]

Dandridge 1965 singer

Jesse Ed 1944 Guitarist Heroin overdose. [118]

Davis 1988

Ed 1867 Baseball Delahanty was intoxicated when he drowned in Niagara [119]


Delahanty 1903 player Falls. Whether he fell, jumped or was pushed is debated.

Paul 1967 Former Heroin overdose. [120]

DeMayo 2005 bodybuilder

Ted Demme 1963 Director Heart attack. Cocaine was found in his system which the [121]

2002 coroner stated may have been a factor in his death.


Accidental.

Daniel 1828 Politician "Loss of blood and ts induced by habits of intemperance." [122]

Deniehy 1865

DJ Screw 1971 Musician Overdose of codeine and other drugs. Accidental. [123]

2000

Kiki Djan 1957 Musician AIDS and narcotic-related complications. [124]

2004

Chris 1949 Musician Heroin overdose [125]

Donald 1974

Desmond 1920 Politician, Barbiturate and alcohol overdose. Suicide. [126]


Donnelly 1974 journalist

Tommy 1905 Jazz Choked to death while sleeping. He was so sedated on [127]

Dorsey 1956 musician sleeping pills that he was unable to awaken.

John 19?? Musician Heroin overdose. [128]

Dougherty 1997 (Flipper)

Eric Douglas 1958 Comedian Acute intoxication by the eects of alcohol, tranquilizers [129]

2004 and painkillers.

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Nick Drake 1948 Musician Antidepressant overdose. Disputed suicide. [130]

1974

Michael 1948 Poet Sources report conicting causes of death, including [131][132]

Dranseld 1973 infection related to drug use and "acute broncho-


pneumonia and brain damage".

Jonathan 1959 Pediatric Unspecied prescription drug overdose. Suicide. [133]

Drummond- 2004 heart


Webb surgeon

Kevin 1955 Singer Cocaine overdose. Accidental. [65][134]

DuBrow 2007 (Quiet Riot)

Bobby 1965 Wrestler Prescription painkiller overdose. Accidental. [135][136]

Duncum, Jr. 2000

Theresa 1966 Video Combined ingestion of Tylenol PM and alcohol. Suicide. [137]

Duncan 2007 game


designer

Ryan Dunn 1977 Actor, stunt Car crash. Dunn had a blood alcohol level of 0.196%, more [138]
2011 man than twice the legal limit where he was killed.

Anthony 1967 Wrestler Fentanyl overdose. [139]

Durante 2003

Guru Dutt 1925 Actor Overdose of sleeping pills and alcohol. [140]

1964

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Jeanne 1890 Actress Alcohol and/or heroin abuse. [141]


Eagels 1929

John 1944 Musician (The Who) Cocaine-induced heart attack. [142]

Entwistle 2002

Brian 1934 Manager of The Sleeping pill overdose. [143]

Epstein 1967 Beatles

Howie 1955 Musician (Tom Petty Suspected drug overdose. It was reported he took [144]

Epstein 2003 and the heroin and prescription drugs shortly before his
Heartbreakers) death.

Eyedea 1981 Rapper Unspecied opiate toxicity. Ruled accidental. [145]

2010

F
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Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Chris 1964 Comedian, Cocaine and morphine overdose. [146]

Farley 1997 actor

Pete 1952 Musician Passed out in his bath due to a heroin overdose and [147]
Farndon 1983 (The subsequently drowned.
Pretenders)

Rainer 1945 Playwright, Cocaine overdose. Possible suicide. [148]

Werner 1982 director


Fassbinder

Brenda 1964 Singer Initial press reports cited complications of asthma attack [149]

Fassie 2004 while a later autopsy mentioned "cocaine overdose."

Lolo 1963 Pornographic Overdose of prescribed antidepressant drugs. [150]

Ferrari 2000 actress

Errol Flynn 1909 Actor Died following years of heavy alcohol and drug use. [151]

1959 Autopsy stated cause of death was "fatty degeneration of


the liver, portal cirrhosis of the liver and diverticulosis of the
colon."

Althea 1953 Co-publisher Drowned in the bath after passing out due to a heroin [152]
Flynt 1987 of Hustler overdose.

Steve 1959 Drummer Unspecied drug overdose. Accidental. [153]

Foley 2008

Rob Ford 1969 Mayor of Cancer after years of alcoholism and drug abuse, including [154]

2016 Toronto crack cocaine.

Rosemarie 1943 Actress Unspecied prescription drug overdose. Suicide. [155]

Frankland 2000

Sen 1954 Priest Overdose of alcohol and unspecied drugs. Suicide. [156]

Fortune 1999

Katy 1983 Model, Brain damage most likely caused by cocaine use. [157][158]

French 2007 socialite

Sigmund 1856 Psychiatrist, Physician assisted morphine overdose. Euthanasia. [159]


Freud 1939 neurologist

Gary 1969 Website Jumped from a balcony while under the inuence of [160][161]

Frisch 2007 founder ketamine. Ocially ruled as misadventure.

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

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Danny 1956 Impressionist, Prescription hydromorphone use combined with pre- [162]

Gans 2009 entertainer existing heart condition. Accidental.

Paul 1958 Musician Heroin overdose. [163]

Gardiner 1984 (Tubeway


Army)

Judy 1922 Singer, Seconal overdose. Her death certicate states the [164][165][166]

Garland 1969 actress overdose was "accidental", however, there was


speculation it was intentional.

Gidget 1969 Musician Heroin overdose. [167]

Gein 2008 (Marilyn


Manson)

George 1865 King of Great Cocaine and morphine overdose. Euthanasia. [168]

V 1936 Britain

Peaches 1989 Actress Heroin overdose. [169]

Geldof 2014

Lowell 1945 Musician Unspecied drug overdose. Accidental. [170]

George 1979 (Little Feat)

Talitha 1940 Actress Heroin overdose. [171]

Getty 1971

Harold 1914 Cricketer Overdose of unspecied pills. [172]


Gimblett 1978

Michele 1938 Actress Overdose of sleeping pills. Suicide.


Girardon 1975

Trevor 1962 Actor Overdose of heroin, cocaine, Valium and Vicodin. [173]
Goddard 2003 Accidental.

Greg 1965 Comedian Overdose of prescription medication. Accidental. [174]


Giraldo 2010

Dwayne 1964 Musician Heroin overdose. [175]

Goettel 1995 (Skinny


Puppy)

Adam 1973 Disc Jockey Overdose of cocaine, levamisole, oxycodone, [176]


Goldstein 2009 hydrocodone, lorazepam, clonazepam, alprazolam and
diphenhydramine. Accidental.

Paul 1972 Musician Morphine and fentanyl overdose. Accidental. [177]

Gray 2010 (Slipknot)

Lucy 1963 Poet Heroin overdose. [178]


Grealy 2002

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Gribouille 1941 Singer A lethal combination of medication and alcohol. [179]
1968

Eddie 1967 Wrestler Heart disease, complicated by an enlarged heart resulting [180]

Guerrero 2005 from a history of anabolic steroid use.

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Clinton 1976 Computer Heroin overdose. Accidental. [181][182]

Haines 1997 hacker

Kenneth 1926 Actor Pentobarbital overdose. Suicide. [183]


Halliwell 1967

Patrick 1904 Writer Cirrhosis of the liver following years of alcoholism. [184]

Hamilton 1962

William 1805 Physicist, A severe attack of gout precipitated by excessive [185]


Hamilton 1865 astronomer, drinking.
mathematician

Tony 1924 Actor Lethal mixture of amphetamines and liquor. Suicide. [186]

Hancock 1968

Hank the 1962 Entertainer Advanced alcoholism and a seizure disorder, [187]
Angry 2001 complicated by a genetic condition.
Drunken
Dwarf

Edward A. 1807 Senator Morphine overdose. [188]

Hannegan 1857

Je 1964 Musician Cirrhosis due to alcoholism. [189]


Hanneman 2013 (Slayer)

Tommy 1986 Baseball Catastrophic organ failure due to delayed complications [190]
Hanson 2015 pitcher of cocaine and alcohol toxicity.

Malcolm 1950 Comedian Drowned after he fell into the water whilst drunk. [191]

Hardee 2005

Rashad 1979 Disc Jockey Accidental overdose of heroin, cocaine, and [192]
Harden 2014 alprazolam.

James 1854 Author, Morphine overdose. Suicide. [193]

Harden- 1898 adventurer


Hickey

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Tim Hardin 1941 Musician Heroin overdose. [194]

1980

Brynn 1958 Wife and Self-inicted gunshot wound to her head under the [195]
Hartman 1998 murderer of inuence of cocaine, alcohol and Zoloft.
comedian Phil
Hartman

Domino 1969 Bounty hunter Fentanyl overdose. [196]

Harvey 2005

Rodney 1967 Actor, model Heroin overdose. [197]


Harvey 1998

Bobby 1940 Musician (The Cocaine-induced heart attack. [198]

Hateld 2003 Righteous


Brothers)

Phyllis Haver 1899 Actress Barbiturate overdose. Suspected suicide. [199]


1960

James 1953 Actor Heroin overdose. [200]

Hayden 1983

Ira Hayes 1923 United States "Drank himself to death." The Pinal County coroner [201]
1955 Marine concluded that Hayes' death was caused by exposure
and alcohol poisoning.

Paul 19?? Rugby league Heroin overdose. [202]

Hayward 1992 player

Mitch 1968 Comedian Cocaine and heroin overdose. [203][204]


Hedberg 2005

Tim 1972 Musician Heroin overdose. [205]


Hemensley 2003 (GOD)

Margaux 1954 Actress Phenobarbital overdose. Disputed suicide. [206]

Hemingway 1996

Jimi Hendrix 1942 Musician Respiratory arrest caused by alcohol and barbiturate [207]
1970 overdose and vomit inhalation.

Curt Hennig 1958 Wrestler Cocaine overdose. [208]

2003

James Leo 1927 Novelist, actor Overdose of sleeping pills. Suicide. [209][210]
Herlihy 1993

Gino 1957 Wrestler Cocaine overdose. [211]


Hernandez 1986

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George 1963 Documentary Oxymorphone and alcohol overdose. Accidental. [212]
Hickenlooper 2010 lmmaker

Ureli Hill 1802 Conductor Morphine overdose. Suicide. [213]

1875

Virginia Hill 1916 Chicago Outt Sleeping pill overdose. [214]


1966 courier

Jane Aiken 1917 Writer Unspecied drug overdose. Suicide. [215]

Hodge 2009

Abbie 1936 Political Phenobarbital overdose. Suicide. [216]


Homan 1989 activist

Philip 1967 Actor, director Heroin overdose. [217]


Seymour 2014
Homan

Billie Holiday 1915 Jazz singer Cirrhosis of the liver caused by alcoholism. [218]
1959

Michael 1924 Singer Unspecied drug overdose. Suicide. [219]


Holiday 1963

Crash Holly 1971 Wrestler Carisoprodol and alcohol intoxication. Suicide. [220]

2003

Gary Holton 1952 Actor, Heroin overdose. [221]


1985 musician

James 1956 Musician (the Cocaine-induced heart attack. [222]

Honeyman- 1982 Pretenders)


Scott

Shannon 1967 Musician, Cocaine overdose. [223]


Hoon 1995 singer (Blind
Melon)

Sebastian 1962 Artist Heroin and cocaine overdose. [224]

Horsley 2010

Whitney 1963 Singer, Accidental drowning, due to atherosclerotic heart [225]


Houston 2012 actress disease and cocaine use. Toxicology reports showed
the acute presence of cocaine indicating use prior to
death, as well as sub-therapeutic levels of Benadryl,
Flexeril, and Xanax.

Lisa Howard 1930 Reporter Phenobarbital overdose. Ocially listed as suicide but [226]

1965 speculated as murder.

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Howard 1905 Aviator, Liver failure. Physician administered an overdose of [227]
Hughes 1976 engineer, codeine at "the highest clinical level ever recorded" at
industrialist, the time.
movie
producer

Gertrude 1906 Patient of Dr. Twice the fatal dose of sodium barbital was found in her [228]

Hullett 1956 John Bodkin blood.


Adams

Harold 1974 Skateboarder, Cocaine-induced heart attack. [229]


Hunter 2006 actor

Michael 1960 Musician, Self-induced asphyxiation while under the inuence of [230]

Hutchence 1997 singer (INXS), alcohol, cocaine, Prozac and other prescription drugs.
actor

Phyllis 1949 Singer Pentobarbital and secobarbital overdose. Suicide. [231]


Hyman 1995

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Fanny 1794 Wife Laudanum overdose. Suicide. [232]


Imlay 1816

Andy 1978 Surfer Cardiac arrest. His autopsy lists secondary cause of death as [233]
Irons 2010 "acute mixed drug ingestion." Traces of cocaine,
methamphetamine, alprazolam and methadone were found
in his system.

Bruce 1946 Microbiologist Paracetamol overdose. [234]


Edwards 2008
Ivins

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Barnaby 1977 Hacker, Cocaine and prescription drugs. [235]

Jack 2013 security


expert

Jennifer 1969 Playboy Heroin overdose. [236]


Lyn 2010 Playmate
Jackson

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Michael 1958 Pop singer Cardiac arrest. His personal physician administered a lethal [237]

Jackson 2009 dose of propofol along with lorazepam, diazepam and


midazolam. His death was ruled as homicide.

Peter 1964 Rugby Heroin overdose. [238]


Jackson 1997 league
player

Joyce 1932 Actress Overdose of unspecied pills. Suicide. [239]

Jameson 1987

Steven 1959 Musician Unspecied prescription drug overdose. [240]


Ronald 2005 (The
Jensen Vandals)

Anissa 1958 Actress Overdose of barbiturates, cocaine, Quaaludes, and PCP. [241]

Jones 1976 Accidental.

Brian 1942 Musician Drowning under the inuence of alcohol and drugs. [242]
Jones 1969 (The Rolling
Stones)

Chloe 1975 Pornographic Prescription drug overdose. Accidental. [243]

Jones 2005 actress

Rob 1964 Musician Sources report contradictory information which include: heart
Jones 1993 (The Wonder problems,[244] heart attack potentially caused by heroin, [245]
Stu) or simply "drug-related causes".[246]

Russell 1968 Rapper (Wu- A drug overdose caused by cocaine and tramadol
Jones 2004 Tang Clan)

Janis 1943 Musician Heroin overdose. [247]

Joplin 1970

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Frida 1907 Artist Ocial cause of death listed as pulmonary embolism though [248]
Kahlo 1954 modern biographers largely accept that she actually died of
an unspecied opiate pain killer overdose. Suicide is
disputed.

John 1947 Musician Heroin overdose. [249]

Kahn 1996 (Jerry Garcia


Band)

Chris 1970 Wrestler Antidepressants overdose. Suicide. [250][251]


Kanyon 2010

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Phil Katz 1962 Computer Acute pancreatic bleeding caused by chronic alcoholism. [252]
2000 programmer

Chris 1978 Rapper (Kris Fatal overdose, cocaine and heroin [253]

Kelly 2013 Kross)

Lisa 1970 Actress Multiple drug intoxication [254]


Robin 2013
Kelly

Beverly 1932 Singer Alcohol and Seconal overdose. Suicide. [255]

Kenney 1960

Bernard 1907 Lepidopterist, Unspecied drug overdose. Accidental. [256]


Kettlewell 1979 medical
doctor

David 1944 Weapons Consumed around 30 dextropropoxyphene pills. Disputed [257]


Kelly 2003 expert suicide.

Jack 1922 Author Cirrhosis, caused by a lifetime of heavy drinking. [258][259]

Kerouac 1969

Dorothy 1913 Journalist Fatal combination of alcohol and barbiturates. Whether it [260]
Kilgallen 1965 was suicide or accidental is undetermined.

Lemmy 1945 Musician Cancer after years of alcoholism and drug use. [261]

Kilmister 2015 (Motorhead)

Thomas 1958 Painter Acute ethanol and diazepam intoxication. [262]


Kinkade 2012

Arthur 1905 Author Sleeping pill overdose. Suicide. [263]

Koestler 1983

John 1965 Hockey Unspecied drug overdose. [264]


Kordic 1992 player

Name Life Profession Cause of Death Reference

Deborah 1953 Writer Overdose of unspecied pills. Suicide. [265][266]


Laake 2000

Alan Ladd 1913 Actor Overdose of alcohol and three unspecied drugs. [267]

1964 Accidental.

Josiah 1809 Attorney Delirium tremens. [268]


Lamborn 1847 General

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Karen 1973 Pornographic Temazepam overdose. Suicide. [269]

Lancaume 2005 actress

Carole 1919 Actress Seconal overdose. Suicide. [270]


Landis 1948

Jani Lane 1964 Singer- Alcohol poisoning. [271]

2011 songwriter
(Warrant)

Heath 1979 Actor Combined drug intoxication of oxycodone, hydrocodone, [272]


Ledger 2008 alprazolam, diazepam, temazepam and doxylamine.
Accidental.

Bruce Lee 1940 Actor, martial Acute cerebral edema due to a reaction to compounds [273]

1973 artist present in the prescription pain killing drug Equagesic.

Gerald 1966 Singer Acute intoxication of Percocet, Vicodin, Darvocet, Xanax [274]
Levert 2006 and two antihistamines. Accidental.

Frank X. 1877 Illustrator Highly suspected morphine overdose. Suicide. [275]

Leyendecker 1924

Debbie 1961 Model, Heroin overdose. [276]

Linden 1997 actress

Max Linder 1883 Actor Linder and his wife both drank Veronal, injected [277]
1925 morphine and cut open the veins in their arms. Suicide.

Eugene 1931 American Heroin overdose. [278]

Lipscomb 1963 football


player

Athina 1929 Heiress, Acute barbiturate overdose. Debated if whether it was [279]
Livanos 1974 socialite homicide or accidental.

Eugenia 1927 Wife of Barbiturate overdose. [280]

Livanos 1970 Stavros


Niarchos

Kevin Lloyd 1949 Actor Lloyd was three times over the legal blood alcohol limit [281]
1998 for driving when he choked on his own vomit.

Philip Loeb 1891 Actor Sleeping pill overdose. Suicide. [282]

1955

Trinity Loren 1964 Pornographic Prescription painkillers overdose. Possible suicide. [283]
1998 actress

Malcolm 1909 Poet, Alcohol and barbiturates. Most likely suicide. [284]
Lowry 1957 novelist

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Zoe Tamerlis 1962 Model, Cocaine-induced heart attack. [285]
Lund 1999 actress

Donyale 1945 Supermodel, Unspecied drug overdose. Accidental. [286]

Luna 1979 actress

Frankie 1942 Singer Heroin overdose. [287]


Lymon 1968

Phil Lynott 1949 Musician Conicting sources report various causes of death,
1986 (Thin Lizzy) including: heart and liver failure,[288] heart failure and
pneumonia after a drug overdose,[289] and blood
poisoning from heroin addiction.[290]

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Billy 1957 Musician Overdose of amitriptyline, paracetamol and other [291]

Mackenzie 1997 (Associates) prescription drugs. Suicide.

Liam 1968 Musician Heroin overdose. Accidental. [292]


Maher 2009 (Flowered
Up)

Chris 1965 Australian Cocaine overdose. Accidental. [293][294]

Mainwaring 2007 football


player

Bibek 19?? Politician Unspecied drug overdose. [295]


Maitra 2006

Jesse 1983 American Motor-vehicle collision. Malehona was under the [296]

Mahelona 2009 football inuence of alcohol.


player

Thomas 1769 British naval Opium overdose [297]


Manby 1834 ocer

Richard 1943 Singer, Suicide by hanging. Manuel was drunk when he [298]

Manuel 1986 musician committed suicide and also had traces of cocaine in his
body.

Sherri 1958 Wrestler Overdose of multiple, including high amounts of [299]


Martel 2007 oxycodone. Accidental.

Adrienne 1983 Model, Oxycodone overdose. Accidental. [300]

Nicole 2010 girlfriend of


Martin August
Busch IV

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Thalia 1911 Wife Barbiturate overdose. [301]
Massie 1963

Lisa 1964 Children's Motor-vehicle collision. Matsumoto's blood alcohol level [302]
Matsumoto 2007 author was .242, more than 3 times the legal limit.

John 1950 American Accidental overdosage of Darvon. Additionally, a [303]

Matuszak 1989 football nonlethal amount of cocaine was found in the


player, actor bloodstream.

Billy Mays 1958 Salesperson Heart disease with cocaine use being a "contributory [304][305]
2009 cause."

Joseph 1908 Senator Hepatitis exacerbated by alcoholism. [306][307][308]

McCarthy 1957

David 1962 Musician Heroin overdose. [309]


McComb 1999 (The Trids)

Jimmy 1953 Musician Heroin overdose. [310]

McCulloch 1979 (Wings)

Marie 1923 Actress Unspecied drug overdose. [311]


McDonald 1965

Robbie 1950 Musician Heroin overdose. [312]


McIntosh 1974 (Average
White Band)

Stephen 1970 Ulster Cocaine and pain killer overdose. [313]


McKeag 2000 Defence
Association
member

Marguerite 1928 Actress Sleeping pill overdose. Suicide. [314]

McNamara 1978

Lance 1981 Wrestler Intoxication from mixed drugs complicated a [315]


McNaught 2010 cardiomyopathy. Accidental.

Aimee 1890 Evangelist Shock and respiratory failure due to overdose of [316]
Semple 1944 prescription barbiturates.
McPherson

Jonathan 1961 Keyboardist Heroin overdose. [317]

Melvoin 1996

Vivien 1929 Actress Alcoholism. The coroner stated Merchant "drank herself [318]
Merchant 1982 to death."

Robin 1903 Composer Aspirin overdose. Suicide. [319]

Milford 1959

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Mary 1945 Model, Paracetamol overdose. Suicide. [320]

Millington 1979 pornographic


actress

Miss 1960 Wrestling Acute toxicity. Autopsy revealed pain killers, nausea [321]
Elizabeth 2003 manager medication and tranquilizers were found in her blood
along with an alcohol level of 0.29.

Missy 1967 Pornographic Unspecied prescription drug overdose. Accidental. [322]

2008 actress

Marilyn 1926 Actress Barbiturate overdose. Ocially listed as "probable [323]


Monroe 1962 suicide" though several conspiracy theories exist.

Cory 1982 Actor, Mixed drug toxicity including heroin and alcohol. [324]
Monteith 2013 musician

Keith Moon 1946 Musician Overdose on anti-seizure medication prescribed for [325]

1978 (The Who) alcoholism. Accidental.

Odas Moon 1892 Pilot Reportedly "drank himself to death." [326]


1937

Ashleigh 1981 Actress Alleged drug overdose. [327]

Aston 2007
Moore

Chester 1901 Actor Barbiturate overdose. [328]


Morris 1970

Jim 1943 Musician Ocial cause of death is recorded as heart failure, [329]
Morrison 1971 (The Doors) though Sam Bernett claims that Morrison died in
Bernett's club, with heroin overdose as the suspected
cause.[329]

James 1926 Journalist, Sleeping pill overdose. Suicide. [330]


Mossman 1971 former MI6
agent

Billy Murcia 1951 Musician Contradicting sources report the death as alcohol-
1972 (New York related,[331] or drowning[332] after a drug overdose [333]
Dolls) or as a drug overdose.[334]

Brittany 1977 Actress Combination of pneumonia, an iron deciency and [335]


Murphy 2009 "multiple drug intoxication."

Brent 1952 Musician Cocaine and morphine overdose. [336]


Mydland 1990 (Grateful
Dead)

N
21/52
Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Yves Navarre 1940 Writer Barbiturate overdose. Suicide. [337]


1994

Prince Rogers 1958 Musician, producer, Accidental fentanyl overdose. [338]


Nelson 2016 songwriter, actor

Filip Nikolic 1974 Singer Heart attack induced by [339]


2009 sleeping pills.

Bradley Nowell 1968 Musician (Sublime) Heroin overdose. [340]

1996

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Hugh 1962 Actor Suicide under inuence of cocaine. [341]


O'Connor 1995

Lani 1954 Actress Multiple drug intoxication. Vicodin and Prozac were [342]
O'Grady 2001 found in her bloodstream.

Johnny 1935 Singer Conicting sources indicate drug overdose,[343][344] or


O'Keefe 1978 simply heart attack.[345][346]

Pascale 1958 Actress Unspecied drug overdose. [347]

Ogier 1984

Ol' Dirty 1968 Rapper Overdose of cocaine and tramadol. Accidental. [348]
Bastard 2004

Christina 1950 Heiress Pulmonary edema onset by years of prescription drug [279]
Onassis 1988 misuse. Primarily Dexedrine, diet pills and barbiturates.

Alice 1952 Socialite Heroin overdose. [349]


Ormsby- 1995
Gore

Bryan 1978 Musician Prescription-drug overdose. Accidental. [65][350]


Ottoson 2005 (American Head
Charge)

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

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Leila 1970 Princess, Secobarbital overdose. Found to have ve times the lethal [351]
Pahlavi 2001 model amount in her system. Traces of a non-lethal amount of
cocaine was also found in the bloodstream. Suicide or
accidental death though is debated.

Haley 1981 Pornographic Methadone overdose. Possibly suicide. [352]


Paige 2007 actress

Marco 1970 Cyclist Cerebral and pulmonary edema potentially brought on by [353]
Pantani 2004 "tranquilizers, antidepressants and sedatives against a
background of prolonged cocaine abuse."

Robert 1954 Actor Heroin overdose. [354]


Pastorelli 2004

Gram 1946 Musician Morphine overdose. [355]


Parsons 1973 (The Byrds)

Cesare 1908 Poet, Consumed "twelve sachets of sleeping drugs." [356]

Pavese 1950 novelist

Chris Penn 1965 Actor Enlarged heart through drug use and a high level of [357]
2006 codeine.

Christopher 1976 Actor Unspecied drug overdose. Accidental. [358]


Pettiet 2000

Kristen 1967 Musician Heroin overdose. [359]


Pfa 1994 (Hole)

Esther 1935 Musician, Liver and kidney failure due to long-term drug use. [360]
Phillips 1984 singer

River 1970 Actor Heroin and cocaine overdose. [361]

Phoenix 1993

Rob Pilatus 1965 Musician Prescription drug and alcohol overdose. [362]
1998 (Milli Vanilli)

Pimp C 1973 Rapper Respiratory depression due to an accidental overdose of [363]


2007 promethazine and codeine mixed with a pre-existing
medical condition, sleep apnea.

Sylvia 1932 Author, poet Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. Plath was [364]
Plath 1963 reportedly suering the adverse eects of an unspecied
MAOI antidepressant at the time of her death.

Dana Plato 1964 Actress Vanadom and Lortab overdose. Suicide. [365][366]

1999

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Edgar Allan 1809 Poet Cause of death disputed though largely attributed to a [367]

Poe 1849 combination of laudanum abuse, dipsomania and delerium


tremens.

Darrell 1952 Baseball Cocaine overdose. [368]


Porter 2002 catcher

Elvis 1935 Singer Cardiac arrhythmia. Autopsy founds in his system [369]

Presley 1977 "signicant" levels of ethinamate, methaqualone, codeine


and dierent barbiturates including amobarbital,
pentobarbital and phenobarbital.

Dickie 1941 Singer Sleeping pill overdose. [370]


Pride 1969

Gary 1958 Singer Acute heroin intoxication. [371]


Primich 2007

Freddie 1954 Actor Self-inicted gunshot wound while under the inuence of [372]
Prinze 1977 methaqualone and alcohol. Initially ruled suicide but later
determined accidental.

Promachus ??? Soldier Alcohol poisoning. [373]


324
BCE

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Robert Quine 19422004 Guitarist Heroin overdose. Suicide. [374]

Glenn Quinn 19702002 Actor Unspecied drug overdose. Accidental. [375]

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Carl Radle 1942 Bass guitarist Kidney infection caused by alcohol and other drugs. [376]
1980

Dee Dee 1951 Musician Heroin overdose. [377]


Ramone 2002 (Ramones)

Amber 1984 Actress Cocaine overdose. Accidental. [378]


Rayne 2016

Jay Reatard 1980 Musician Cocaine toxicity with alcohol as a contributing factor. [379]

2010

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Noel 1945 Musician Shock hemorrhage due to esophageal varices in [380]
Redding 2003 reaction to cirrhosis of the liver with alcohol as a
contributing factor.

Michael 1943 Film director Alcohol and barbiturate overdose. [381]


Reeves 1969

Wallace 1891 Actor Prescription morphine overdose. [382]


Reid 1923

Elis Regina 1945 Singer Cocaine, alcohol, and temazepam overdose. Accidental. [383]

1982

Willy Rey 1949 Model Barbiturate overdose. [384]


1973

Elisabeth 1924 Stock-broker Barbiturate overdose. Euthanasia. [385]


Rivers- 2006
Bulkeley

Brad Renfro 1982 Actor Heroin and morphine overdose. [386]


2008

Rachel 1927 Actress Barbiturate overdose. Suicide. [387]


Roberts 1980

Don Rogers 1962 American Cocaine-induced heart attack. [388]


1986 football player

Steve 1954 Rugby league Lethal combination of antidepressants and alcohol. [389]
Rogers 2006 player Accidental.

Monica 1948 TV show Antidepressants and tranquilizers overdose. Suicide. [390][391]

Rose 1994 hostess

Edgar 1925 Film and Valium overdose. Suicide. [392][393]


Rosenberg 1987 television
producer

Axl Rotten 1971 Wrestler Heroin overdose. [394]

2016

Alma 1897 Actress Illness caused by heroin and cocaine addiction. [395]
Rubens 1931

Zdenka 1911 Operatic Sleeping pill overdose. Suicide. [396]


Rubinstein 1961 soprano

David Run 1941 Musician Cocaine overdose. [397]


1991 (The
Temptations)

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Frankie Ruiz 1958 Musician Cirrhosis of the liver due to alcoholism [398]
1998

Gail Russell 1924 Actress Alcoholism. [399]

1961

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

George 1906 Actor Nembutal overdose. Suicide. [400]


Sanders 1972

John 1954 Musician (Mad Heroin overdose. [401]


Saunders 1999 Season)

Catya 1968 Model, actress Hydromorphone and cocaine overdose. [402]

Sassoon 2002

Sonja 1961 Actress Unspecied drug overdose. [403]


Savi 2008

Sybille 1909 Actress Sleeping pill overdose. Suicide. [404]


Schmitz 1955

Donald 1911 Veterinary Barbiturate overdose. Suicide. [405]


Sinclair 1995 surgeon

Bon Scott 1946 Musician Ocial cause of death listed as "acute alcohol poisoning." [406]
1980 (AC/DC)

Ronnie 1927 Jazz tenor Prescription barbiturate overdose. Accidental. [407]

Scott 1996 saxophonist

Pat Screen 1943 American Unspecied drug overdose. [408]


1994 football player

Rod 1956 Baseball Cocaine-induced heart attack. [409]


Scurry 1992 pitcher

Jean 1938 Actress Barbiturate and alcohol overdose. Suicide. [410]


Seberg 1979

Chantal 1955 Teacher Pentobarbital overdose. Euthanasia. [411]


Sbire 2008

Edie 1943 Actress Barbiturate and alcohol overdose. Undetermined. [412]

Sedgwick 1971

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Bobby 1968 Musician Unspecied drug overdose. [413]
Sheehan 1999 (Blues
Traveler)

Eric Show 1956 Baseball Cocaine and heroin overdose. [414]


1994 player

Elizabeth 1829 Model, poet, Laudanum overdose. [415]


Siddal 1862 artist

Judee Sill 1944 Musician Cocaine and heroin overdose. [416]


1979

Don 1943 Film producer Cocaine-induced heart attack. Twenty other drugs were [417]
Simpson 1996 found in his blood.

Tom 1937 Cyclist Dehydration and exhaustion while cycling exacerbated by [418]

Simpson 1967 amphetamines and alcohol use.

The 1933 Nun Overdose of barbiturates and alcohol. Suicide. [419][420]


Singing 1985
Nun

Hillel 1962 Musician (Red Heroin overdose. [421]

Slovak 1988 Hot Chili


Peppers)

Alvim 1798 Carpenter's Mercury(I) chloride overdose. Ocially administered to [422]


Smith 1823 assistant cure bilious colic; speculated murder.

Anna 1967 Playboy Lethal combination of chloral hydrate and various [423]

Nicole 2007 playmate, benzodiazepines.


Smith model

Daniel 1986 Student Cardiac dysrhythmia caused by combination of [424]


Smith 2006 methadone, Lexapro and Zoloft.

Dash 1981 Artist Heroin overdose. [425]

Snow 2009

Robert 1900 Psychiatrist Barbiturate overdose. [426]


Soblen 1962

Socrates 469 Philosopher Hemlock poisoning. Executed. [427]


399
BCE

Erin 1987 Model Overdose of MDMA and GHB. [428][429]


Spanevello 2008

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Louie 1971 Wrestler Conicting sources indicate drug overdose [430] while
Spicolli 1998 some indicate coronary disease that might have been
impacted by drug use.[431]

Layne 1967 Musician Cocaine, heroin and codeine overdose. [432]

Staley 2002 (Alice in


Chains)

Mike Starr 1966 Musician Suspected drug overdose. [433]


2011 (Alice in
Chains)

Joey 1968 Pornographic Cocaine, morphine, heroin and ketamine overdose. [434][435]
Stefano 1994 actor

Miroslava 1926 Actress Overdose of sleeping pills. Suicide. [436]


Stern 1955

Carl 1974 Actor Heroin overdose. [437]

Steven 2011

Inger 1934 Actress Barbiturate overdose. Suicide. [438]


Stevens 1970

Rory 1939 Musician Alcohol and sleeping pill overdose. [439]


Storm 1972

Margaret 1909 Actress Barbiturate overdose. Suicide. [440]


Sullavan 1960

James 1981 Musician Acute polydrug intoxication due to combined eects of [441]
Owen 2009 (Avenged oxycodone, oxymorphone, diazepam, nordiazepam and
Sullivan Sevenfold) ethanol.

Paige 1976 Pornographic Codeine and oxycodone overdose. [442]


Summers 2003 actress

Royce 1835 Real-estate Laudanum overdose. Accidental. [443]


Surdam 1891 agent

Jennifer 1972 Actress Crashed her car while under the inuence of cocaine, [444][445]

Syme 2001 clonazepam and cyclobenzaprine.

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Warren 1944 Jazz musician Heroin overdose. [446]


Tartaglia 1965

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Chase 1973 Former Apparent drug overdose following years of addiction to [447]

Tatum 2008 wrestler painkillers.

Vinnie 1949 Musician (Sha Unspecied drug overdose. [448]


Taylor 1974 Na Na)

Sara 1884 Poet Sleeping pill overdose. Suicide. [449]


Teasdale 1933

Tempe Girl ? Unidentied Cocaine overdose. Accidental. [450]


2002 decedent

Test 1975 Wrestler Oxycodone overdose. Accidental. [451]

2009

Gary Thain 1948 Musician Respiratory failure due to heroin overdose. [452]
1975 (Uriah Heep)

John 1938 Poet Overdose of barbiturates and alcohol. [453]


Thompson 1976

Jotie 1956 Poet Unspecied drug overdose. [454]


T'Hooft 1977

Johnny 1952 Musician Conicting sources report heroin overdose [455] or


Thunders 1991 (New York methadone and cocaine poisoning[456] or that the
Dolls) autopsy did not disclose a cause of death.[457]

Georg Trakl 1887 Poet Cocaine overdose. Suicide. [458]

1914

Chgyam 1939 Buddhist Cardiac arrest exacerbated by heavy alcohol use. [459]
Trungpa 1987 meditation
master

Amy Tryon 1970 Equestrian Oxycodone, diphenhydramine, alprazolam, lorazepam, [460]

2012 diazepam and temazepam overdose. Accidental.

Alan Turing 1912 Computer Cyanide poisoning. Disputed suicide. [461]


1954 scientist,
mathematician

D. M. 1962 Author Drowned in a bathtub while under the inuence of [462]

Turner 1996 ketamine.

Ike Turner 1931 Musician, Cocaine overdose with high blood pressure and [463]

2007 producer emphysema as contributing factors.

Dick 1931 Jazz pianist Heroin overdose. [464][465]


Twardzik 1955

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Helen 1908 Actress Unspecied drug overdose. Suicide. [466]
Twelvetrees 1958

John 1820 Physicist Overdose of chloral hydrate. Accidental. [467]

Tyndall 1893

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Dorothy 1930 Author Unspecied drug overdose. Suicide. [468]


Uhnak 2006

Umaga 1973 Wrestler Acute toxicity due to combined eects of hydrocodone, [469]

2009 carisoprodol, and diazepam. Accidental.

Stu 1953 Poker Heart condition caused by long-term cocaine abuse. [470]

Ungar 1998 player

Enrique 1960 Singer Unspecied drug overdose. [471]


Urquijo 1999

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Luna 1962 Wrestler Overdose of oxycodone and benzodiazepines. Accidental. [472]

Vachon 2010

Paul 1961 Former Unspecied drug overdose. [473]


Vaessen 2001 footballer

Brandon 1981 Computer Multiple drug overdose, including alcohol, cannabis, [474][475]
Vedas 2003 expert psilocybin mushroom, clonazepam, temazepam,
methadone, hydrocodone and propanolol.

Lupe 1908 Actress Secobarbital overdose. Suicide. [476]

Vlez 1944

Michael 1956 Magazine Cocaine overdose. [477]


VerMeulen 1995 editor

Jon 1962 Pornographic Heroin overdose. [478]


Vincent 2000 actor

Sid 1957 Musician Heroin overdose. Suicide. [479]


Vicious 1979 (Sex Pistols)

Mike Von 1964 Wrestler Tranquilizer overdose. Suicide. [480]

Erich 1987

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W

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Marie 1894 Actress Painkiller overdose. Suicide. [481]


Walcamp 1936

Robert 1918 Actor Reaction to a sedative administered by his doctor. [482]


Walker 1951

Stephen 1912 Osteopathic Sleeping pill overdose. Ocially suicide. Speculated [483]

Ward 1963 physician murder.

Dinah 1924 Singer Secobarbital and amobarbital (Tuinal) overdose. [484]

Washington 1963

Dave 1958 American Cocaine-induced heart attack. [485][486]


Waymer 1993 football
player

Mikey 1971 Musician Suspected drug overdose. [487]

Welsh 2011 (Weezer)

Daniel 1782 Statesman Cerebral hemorrhage caused by a blow to the head and [488]
Webster 1852 complicated by alcohol-induced cirrhosis of the liver.

Scott 1967 Musician Toxic combination of cocaine, ethanol and [489]


Weiland 2015 (Stone methylenedioxyamphetamine. Accidental.
Temple
Pilots)

Assia 1927 Poet Suicide by acute carbon monoxide poisoning combined [490]
Wevill 1969 with an overdosage of hypnotics. She also sedated and
murdered her four-year-old daughter in this process.

Rachel 1979 Student Heroin overdose. Accidental. [491]


Whitear 2000

Brett 1939 Artist Heroin overdose. [492]


Whiteley 1992

Keith 1954 Singer Alcohol poisoning. [493]

Whitley 1989

Willie Wilde 1852 Journalist Complications related to his alcoholism. [494]


1899

Ellen 1891 Politician Barbiturate overdose. [495]


Wilkinson 1947

Hank 1923 Singer, writer Overdose of morphine and alcohol. Accidental. [496]
Williams 1953

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Kenneth 1926 Actor, author Barbiturate overdose. It was not possible to establish [497][498]
Williams 1988 whether his death was suicide or accidental.

Alan Wilson 1943 Musician Barbiturate overdose. Manner of death determined as [499]
1970 (Canned accidental by the Los Angeles County Coroner's oce.
Heat) Speculated by some to be suicide.

Amy 1983 Singer- Alcohol poisoning. [500]


Winehouse 2011 songwriter

Sheree 1935 Singer- Alcohol poisoning. [501]


Winton 1976 songwriter

Grant 1905 Actor Sleeping pill overdose. Suicide. [502]


Withers 1959

Harris 1984 Comedian, Heroin overdose. Accidental. [503]

Wittels 2015 actor,


musician

Linda Wong 1951 Pornographic Overdose of Xanax, chloral hydrate and alcohol. [504]
1987 actress

Andrew 1966 Singer Heroin overdose. [505]

Wood 1990 (Mother Love


Bone)

Anna Wood 1980 Student Water intoxication secondary to use of MDMA. [506][507]
1995

Name Life Profession Cause of death Reference

Stefan Zweig 18811942 Playwright Sleeping pill overdose. Suicide. [511]

See also
Lists of people by cause of death
List of pop musicians who died of drug overdose

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