List of Celebrities Who Died from an Overdose

Model and TikTok creator Remi Bader said she was prescribed semaglutide because she was pre-diabetic, but began binge-eating again after coming off the drug. Speaking on “The Pat McAfee Show” in May, the 60-year-old said he started at 352 pounds and now weighs 290, and he hopes to reach 270 pounds. “Everybody (is) lying, everyone’s like, ‘Oh, smaller portions,’ like shut the fuck up, you’re on Ozempic or one of those things,” she said. Edie Sedgwick died in 1971 of a potent mix of barbiturates and alcohol. Anna Nicole Smith was found dead in 2007 with a lethal dose of a drug concoction in her system.

  • Lindsay Lohan’s life is among the many stories of childhood celebrities and drugs.
  • The more stars can help normalize addiction struggles, the easier it is for people to admit they need help and seek treatment.
  • “The O.C.” star Mischa Barton has gotten more press for drug use than for acting.
  • After being arrested, Black was charged with drug trafficking, and he also tested positive for fentanyl, a potent drug approved by the FDA as a painkiller and anesthetic.
  • Launched her career.She says she started drinking when she was 9, and quickly moved on to marijuana and cocaine.

Monroe originally worked as a model and moved into acting by 1946, per the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She rose to prominence as a sex symbol, appearing in the inaugural issue of Playboy magazine in 1953 (per Business Insider) and rubbing shoulders with the likes of President Kennedy (per People). Prior to his death, Ledger was stressed and reeling from his breakup with actor Michelle Williams, with whom he shared a daughter, Matilda. Ironically enough, by killing it as the character of Gator Purify, Jackson killed his addiction. After being arrested, Black was charged with drug trafficking, and he also tested positive for fentanyl, a potent drug approved by the FDA as a painkiller and anesthetic. According to sources, a judge ordered the 25-year-old rapper to go to rehab.

Zac Effron – Alcohol, Cocaine

Recovery is possible – and with the right help, it can be easier than you ever imagined. Singer, actress, vaudevillian, and international star extraordinaire Judy Garland sadly passed due to a drug overdose in 1969. The most troubling part of Garland’s experience is that this blatant substance abuse appears to be built into the movie-making institution of the time. Garland told biographer Richard A. Lertzman that studio executives would use the drugs to squeeze as much work out of her as possible.

On July 19, 2014, Bartusiak, just 21 years old, died in her Texas home. Plato was deep into alcoholism by the late 1980s, after the show ended. She notoriously robbed a store in Vegas in 1991, for which she was arrested, reported the LA Times. She later tried in vain to kickstart her failing career with B-movies in the ’90s. Belushi enjoyed spirited success through the 1970s, even as a persistent drug problem loomed in the background.

Celebrity Drug and Alcohol Deaths

As one of the powerful young actors in the “Brat Pack” of the 1980s, Lowe spent much of that decade living a lifestyle of excess. He says his drinking began when he was a teenager and grew more out-of-control the more famous he became. He says fallout from the public release of a videotape of him having sex pushed him to the point where he realized he needed help. The star of the Harry Potter franchise is another young actor for whom sudden wealth and fame brought personal problems. He says he drank a lot during filming of the last three Potter films, and finally realized it was something he couldn’t control. He says he quit after the last film wrapped and continues to work on his recovery.

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