David McComb of The Triffids-
The death was related to long-term heart problems and, in turn, to years of alcohol abuse.
Dwayne Goettell-
Member of influential Canadaian industrial band Skinny Puppy , died of a heroin overdose.
Hillel Slovak-
Overdose in 1987; he was the guitarist of the red hot chili peppers, also one of the best guitarist ever.
Peter Jackson (rugby league star)-
played several teams for Australia, died of a drug overdose.
River Phoenix-
died of drug overdose.
Rob Pilatus-
"Singer"/Dancer in Milli Vanilli. Drug overdose.
Steve Clark-
Steve Clark of Def Leppard, died of compression of the brain stem due to drugs and alcohol.
Stuart Adamson-
Lead singer and guitarist of Big Country, he committed suicide in Hawaii, suffering from alcohol-related depression.

The Long List

Herb Abrams-
professional wrestling promoter, heart complications brought on by drug abuse.
Nick Adams-
actor, drug overdose.
David Allen Adkisson-
professional wrestler, death speculated upon as drugs overdose.
Kerry Gene Adkisson-
professional wrestler, suicide, after arrest for cocaine possession and drug problems.
Michael Brent Adkisson-
professional wrestler, suicide, overdosed on tranquilizers.
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa-
writer, committed suicide by overdosing on barbiturates.
Dennis Allen-
infamous drug dealer, drug induced heart failure.
GG Allin-
punk musician, heroin overdose.
Bridgette Andersen-
former child actress, alcohol and heroin overdose.
Pier Angeli-
Italian-born actress, died of anaphylactic shock after being given a tranquilizer by her doctor.
Matthew Ansara-
actor and bodybuilder, heroin overdose.
Chris Antley-
champion horse-racing jockey, drug-related causes.
West Arkeen-
musician, drug overdose.
Howard Arkley-
painter, drug overdose.
Kevyn Aucoin-
photographer & make-up artist, kidney and liver failure due to Tylenol toxicity, due to prescription painkillers addiction.
Chet Baker- jazz trumpeter and singer.
John Balance-
musician, Coil, fell over a banister while drunk.
Florence Ballard-
musician, The Supremes, cardiac arrest strongly exacerbated by long-term drug abuse.
Lester Bangs-
musician, writer, overdose of painkillers, possibly accidental.
Jean-Michel Basquiat- painter, heroin overdose.
Scotty Beckett-
American former child actor, suicide, barbiturate overdose.
Bix Beiderbecke-
jazz musician, alcoholism.
Steve Bechler-
Major League Baseball pitcher, after using the drug ephedra.
John Belushi-
of the Blues Brothers, actor, and comedian, heroin and cocaine overdose (speedball).
Bunny Berigan-
musician, trumpet, liver cirrhosis from alcoholism.
Wes Berggren-
musician, Tripping Daisy.
George Best-
ex-footballer with Manchester United, multiple organ failure exacerbated by chronic long-standing alcoholism.
Leah Betts- schoolgirl, ecstasy related.
Len Bias-
basketball star; died of cocaine overdose before ever playing in the NBA.
Dave Bidwell-
musician, the Pink Fairies, Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, Mungo Jerry.
Bam Bam Bigelow-
professional wrestler, toxic levels of cocaine and temazepam.
Count Gottfried von Bismarck-
Aristocrat, suspected drug overdose.
Matty Blagg (real name Matthew Roberts)- musician, Blaggers I.T.A., heart attack due to ketamine / ecstacy OD.
Mike Bloomfield-
blues guitarist, heroin overdose.
Tommy Bolin-
musician, Deep Purple, drugs overdose and/or alcohol poisoning.
John Bonham-
musician Led Zeppelin, alcohol related asphyxiation caused by choking on his own vomit.
James Booker- musician, liver failure.
Christopher Bowman-
former professional ice skater, possible prescription drug overdose.
Elisa Bridges-
model, acute intoxication - combined effects of heroin, methamphetamine, meperidine and alprazolam.
Erik Brødreskift-
musician, Borknagar,Gorgoroth,and Immortal, suicide - pill overdose.
Herman Brood-
musician, suicide after long-term substance abuse issues.
Dennis Brown-
musician, Reggae singer, believed to be AIDS related but strong rumours of chronic drug abuse.
Lenny Bruce- comedian, morphine overdose.
Rob Buck-
musician, 10,000 Maniacs, liver disease.
Tim Buckley-
rock and roll musician, heroin overdose.
Chad Butler (aka "Pimp C")-
rap musician, accidental overdose of Promethazine/Codeine "syrup" mixed with a pre-existing medical condition, sleep apnea.
Paul Butterfield-
musician, drug and alcohol overdose.
Andrés Caicedo-
writer, drugs overdose, and other things (suicide).
Toy Caldwell- musician, Marshall Tucker Band.
Casey Calvert-
guitarist of Hawthorne Heights, accidental drug overdose through mixture of opiates, citalopram, and clonazepam.
Ken Caminiti-
former Major League Baseball player; acute cocaine and opiates intoxication.
Skip Candelori- musician, Turning Point.
Max Cantor-
journalist, actor, heroin overdose, he became an addict while researching addicts in New York.
Truman Capote-
writer, liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.
Gia Carangi-
supermodel, heroin abuse led to a death from AIDS.
Leroy Carr-
blues musician, cirrhosis of the liver as a result of alcoholism.
Gene Clark-
musician, the Byrds, bleeding ulcer due to long term alcohol abuse.
Sonny Clark-
musician, hard bop pianist, heroin overdose.
Steve Clark-
musician, Def Leppard, accidential death (anti-depressants, painkillers and alcohol).
Michael Clarke-
musician, the Byrds, liver failure due to long term alcoholism.
Will Clay - musician, The Toys.
Montgomery Clift-
actor, heart attack due to severe alcoholism and drug abuse.
Kurt Cobain-
musician, Nirvana, heroin overdose and a shotgun wound in head. Also theories for murder.
Natasha Collins- actress - cocaine overdose.
Brian Cole -
musician, the Association, heroin overdose.
Brian Connolly-
musician, Sweet, liver damage caused by long-term substance abuse and chronic alcoholism.
Megan Connolly- actress, heroin overdose.
Pamela Courson-
common law wife of Jim Morrison of The Doors, heroin overdose.
Cowboy(real name Keith Wiggins)-
musician, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, drug overdose.
Carl Crack-
musician, Atari Teenage Riot, drug overdose.
Darby Crash-
punk musician, of The Germs, suicide by heroin overdose.
Robbin Crosby-
musician, ex-Ratt, contracted HIV as a result of long-time heroin addiction and died of a heroin overdose.
singer, suicide, barbiturates overdose (sleeping pills).
Dorothy Dandridge-
actress, singer, anti-depressant overdose.
Eileen Davies-
alternative rock singer/ songwriter, heroin overdose.
Jesse Ed Davis-
guitarist, session musician, drug overdose.
Paul Demayo-
professional bodybuilder, heroin overdose.
Ted Demme-
film director, heart attack, small amount of cocaine taken may have contributed.
Rick Dey-
musician, the Vejtables, February Sunshine, the Wilde Knights and the Merry-Go-Round.
Dimwit- musician, D.O.A., drug overdose.
Teri Diver-
pornographic actress, cardiac arrest caused by overdose of migraine medication.
Kiki Djan-
musician, Osibisa, drug addiction and AIDS.
DJ Screw-
musician, heart attack thought to be result of codeine overdose.
Desmond Donnelly-
politician/ businessman/ journalist, suicide under influence of alcohol/ overdose of barbiturates.
Tommy Dorsey-
jazz musician and bandleader, choked to death while sleeping with the aid of drugs.
John Dougherty-
musician, Flipper, heroin overdose.
Eric Douglas-
stand-up comedian, "acute intoxication" by the effects of alcohol, tranquilizers and painkillers.
Nick Drake-
musician, anti-depressant overdose, disputed suicide.
Michael Dransfield- poet, heroin overdose.
Bobby Driscoll-
actor, heart failure, long term drug abuse.
Kevin DuBrow- rock vocalist, cocaine overdose.
Bobby Duncum, Jr.-
professional wrestler, prescription drug overdose.
Anthony Durante-
professional wrestler, drugs overdose.
Jeanne Eagels-
actress, alcohol and/or heroin abuse.
Tommy Edwards-
musician, liner notes for greatest hits album claim death due to alcoholism.
John Entwistle- musician, bassist for the Who, died from heart failure brought upon by cocaine use.
Brian Epstein-
Manager of The Beatles, drug overdose.
Howie Epstein-
musician, ex-bassist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, heroin overdose[3].
Rick Evers - musician, drummer and songwriter, was married to Carole King, heroin overdose.
Chris Farley-
comedian who rose to fame on Saturday Night Live, cocaine and morphine overdose (speedball).
Pete Farndon-
musician, the Pretenders, drowned/ heroin overdose.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder-
playwright, director, cocaine overdose (possible suicide).
Brenda Fassie- singer, cocaine overdose.
W.C. Fields-
performer and actor, complications of alcoholism.
Keith Ferguson-
musician, the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Aaron Flahavan-
professional football goalkeeper, died driving drunk in 2001.
Althea Flynt-
co-publisher of Hustler magazine, drowned after passing out after drug overdose.
Zac Foley-
musician, EMF, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, temazepam, barbiturates and alcohol in bloodstream.
Katy French-
supermodel and socialite, cocaine use.
Sigmund Freud-
neurologist, long-term cocaine use, physician assisted morphine overdose (euthansia).
Rory Gallagher-
musician, Taste, died of pnemonia and a liver failure, caused by side effects of a combination of doctor-prescribed drugs.
Paul Gardiner-
musician, Tubeway Army, drug overdose.
Judy Garland-
singer and actress, disputed drug overdose as cause of death.
Lowell George-
musician, Little Feat, heart attack - habitual drug abuse probable cause.
Talitha Getty-
actress (Barbarella) and socialite (Wife of John Paul Getty Jr), heroin overdose in Rome 1971.
Andy Gibb-
singer, younger brother of the Bee Gees; cardiac damage strongly exacerbated by cocaine and alcohol abuse.
Simon Gipps-Kent-
actor, morphine poisoning, suspected drugs overdose.
Candy Givens-
musician, Zephyr, drowned in jacuzzi after passing out from a mix of alcohol and quaaludes.
Trevor Goddard-
former professional boxer turned actor, cocaine, heroin, hydrocodone, and diazepam overdose.
Alexander Godunov- actor, died of alcoholism.
Dwayne Goettel-
musician, Skinny Puppy, heroin overdose.
Paul Gonsalves-
jazz tenor saxophonist, Duke Ellington, narcotics overdose.
Lucy Grealy-
poet, presumed accidental drug overdose.
Sean Greenway-
indie musician, member of GOD, heroin overdose.
Gribouille- singer, drugs overdose.
Eddie Guerrero-
professional wrestler, previous drug use led to heart attack.
Stacy Guess-
musician, the Squirrel Nut Zippers, heroin overdose.
Clinton Haines-
noted computer hacker, heroin overdose on 21st birthday.
Paul Hammond-
musician, Atomic Rooster, drug overdose (suicide).
Bobby Hatfield-
musician, The Righteous Brothers, heart attack triggered by cocaine overdose.
Tim Hardin-
folk musician, heroin and morphine overdose.
Brynn Hartman-
wife and murderer of comedian Phil Hartman, suicide after cocaine and alcohol.
Alex Harvey-
musician,The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, liver damage caused by alcohol abuse.
Phyllis Haver-
actress, intentional barbiturate overdose.
James Hayden- actor, heroin overdose.
Joey Hawthorne-
professional poker player, drug overdose.
Eddie Hazel-
musician, guitarist, of the P-funk collective, liver failure.
Mitch Hedberg-
comedian, multiple drug toxicity (cocaine and heroin).
Helno (real name Noel Rota)-
musician, Les Negresses Vertes, died trying to overcome serious drug addiction.
Tim Hemensley-
indie musician, member of GOD, heroin overdose.
Margaux Hemingway-
actress, disputed suicide, overdose of phenobarbital.
Jimi Hendrix-
rock and roll musician, respiratory arrest caused by alcohol and barbiturate overdose and vomit inhalation.
Curt Hennig-
professional wrestler, cocaine overdose.
Gregory Herbet- musician, Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Gino Hernandez- wrestler, cocaine overdose.
Bob Hite- musician, Canned Heat, heart attack.
Randy Jo Hobbs - musician.
Abbie Hoffman-
self-identified communo-anarchist, social and political activist in the United States, suicide by overdose of Phenobarbital pills.
El Duce Hoke-
musician, drummer and singer in the Mentors, hit by train when alcohol intoxicated (disputed murder theories).
Billie Holiday-
jazz singer died from cirrhosis of the liver attributed to longtime alcohol and heroin abuse.
Hollywood Fats- musician, heroin overdose.
Gary Holton-
actor, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, alcohol and morphine overdose.
James Honeyman-Scott-
musician, the Pretenders, cocaine overdose.
Shannon Hoon-
musician, singer in Blind Melon, cocaine overdose.
Howard Hughes-
aviator, engineer, industrialist, movie producer, playboy, liver failure - autopsy showed lethal amount of codeine and also valium in body.
Gertrude Hullett-
died of barbiturate overdose while being treated by suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams.
Elizabeth Hulette-
professional wrestling manager, accidential overdose of alcohol, alprazolam, temazepam, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and anabolic steroids.
Harold Hunter-
professional skateboarder and actor, apparent cocaine overdose.
Phyllis Hyman-
singer, suicide involving lethal amounts of alcohol and temazepam.
Julio Jaramillo-
singer, liver damage caused by alcohol.
Steven Ronald "Stevo" Jensen-
musician, The Vandals, prescription drug overdose.
Joëlle, American born French singer-
drug overdose.
Anissa Jones- actress (played "Buffy" on American TV series Family Affair), accidential overdose of cocaine, angel dust, Quaaludes and Seconal.
Bethany Jones-
photographer and makeup artist, complications of muscular dystrophy coupled with injection of methamphetamine.
Brian Jones-
musician, the Rolling Stones, drowned, very likely due to alcohol and barbiturate intoxication.
Rob Jones (a.k.a. The Bass Thing)-
musician - former bassist of The Wonder Stuff, heroin/cocaine/alcohol overdose.
Russell Jones (a.k.a. Ol' Dirty Bastard)-
hip hop musician, accidential overdose, cocaine and prescription painkiller.
Janis Joplin-
rock and roll and blues musician, heroin overdose.
John Kahn-
musician, Jerry Garcia Band, complications of heart disease, heroin, cocaine, and antidepressants found in his body.
Wells Kelly-
musician, Orleans, heroin overdose.
David Kennedy - fourth child of Robert F. Kennedy, cocaine and Demerol overdose.
Jack Kerouac-
writer/poet, complications due to alcoholism.
Bernard Kettlewell-
lepidopterist and medical doctor, drug overdose.
Dorothy Kilgallen-
Irish-American journalist and television game show panelist, fatal combination of alcohol and Seconal, perhaps concurrent with a heart attack.
John Kordic-
hockey player, died during struggle with police after cocaine overdose.
Paul Kossoff-
musician, Free, drug-related heart problems.
Eddie Kurdziel-
musician, Redd Kross, drug overdose.
Alan Ladd-
actor, acute overdose of alcohol and hypnotic barbiturates, probable suicide.
Arcadia Lake-
pornographic actress, drug overdose.
Barbara La Marr-
actress, drug-related death in Hollywood.
Karen Lancaume- pornographic actress, overdose of temazepam (suicide).
Carole Landis-
actress, overdose of barbiturates (suicide).
Peter Laughner-
musician, Pere Ubu, acute pancreatitis.
Heath Ledger-
actor, accidental death Combined Drug Intoxication of various prescription drugs, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, temazepam, and others.
Rudy Lewis- musician, the Drifters.
Gerald Levert-
R&B singer, son of O'Jays singer Eddie Levert - accidental combination of prescription medications.
Frank X. Leyendecker-
illustrator, drug overdose.
Debbie Linden-
glamour model & actress, heroin overdose.
Ruan Lingyu-
silent film actress, overdose of barbiturates.
Eugene Lipscomb-
American football player, heroin overdose.
Mike Lockwood-
professional wrestler, choked on his own vomit after overdose of painkillers and alcohol.
Trinity Loren (real name: Joyce Evelyn McPherson)-
porn star, model, and stripper, accidental overdose of prescription painkillers.
Bela Lugosi- actor, drug-related heart attack.
Zoe Tamerlis Lund-
former child musical prodigy turned model, actress, and writer, heart failure due to heroin use.
Donyale Luna-
first notable African American supermodel & actress, drug overdose.
Frankie Lymon-
musician, doo wop singer, heroin overdose.
Aaron Lynch-
writer on memetics, opiate-based painkiller overdose (coroner ruled accidental death.)
Phil Lynott-
musician, Thin Lizzy, health breakdown caused by a heroin overdose. (speedball.)
Billy Mackenzie-
musician, the Associates, overdosed on temazepam, amitriptyline, and paracetamol (suicide).
Chris Mainwaring-
Australian Footballer, alleged accidental overdose.
Bibek Maitra- politician, drug overdose.
Steve Marriott-
musician, The Small Faces and Humble Pie, drug related fire.
Sherri Martel-
professional wrestler, accidental overdose with multiple drugs in her system, including high amounts of oxycodone.
Billy Martin-
Major League Baseball player and manager, alcohol-related auto accident.
James McCallum Bronson-
stepson of actor Charles Bronson, drug overdose.
David McComb-
musician, The Triffids, heroin overdose.
Jimmy McCulloch-
musician with Wings, guitarist, heroin overdose.
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan-
musician, the Grateful Dead, gastrointestinal hemorrhage linked to alcohol abuse.
Robbie McIntosh-
musician, Average White Band, heroin overdose.
Clyde McPhatter - singer.
Aimee Semple McPherson-
Canadian-born evangelist and media sensation in the 1920s and 1930s, overdose of prescription barbiturates.
Jonathan Melvoin-
touring keyboardist for the Smashing Pumpkins, heroin overdose.
Big Maceo Merriweather-
blues pianist, chronic alcoholism.
Mighty Spoiler-
calypso music singer, alcohol-related illness.
Miss Christine-
musician, The GTOs, heroin overdose.
Amedeo Modigliani-
painter, tubercular meningitis - exacerbated by poverty, overworking, and excessive use of alcohol and narcotics.
Joëlle Mogensen- singer, drug overdose.
Marilyn Monroe-
actress, overdose of barbiturate-based sleeping pills.
Ken Montgomery- musician, D.O.A.
Keith Moon-
musician, the Who, overdosed on anti-seizure medication prescribed for alcoholism.
Edith Alice Morrell-
died of morphine overdose while being treated by suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams.
Chester Morris- actor, drug overdose.
Jim Morrison-
musician, The Doors, heart failure, alcohol abuse (cause and fact of death disputed).
Billy Murcia-
musician, the New York Dolls, accidental suffocation after drugs and alcohol.
Brent Mydland-
musician, keyboardist, of the Grateful Dead, cocaine/morphine overdose.
Modest Mussorgsky- classical composer, alcohol.
Delphine Neid-
musician, The Nuns, drugs overdose.
Joachim Nielsen-
rock musician in the band Jokke & Valentinerne, drug overdose.
Bradley Nowell-
musician, Sublime, heroin overdose.
Jack Nance- actor, alcohol addiction.
Hugh O'Connor-
actor, of In the Heat of the Night TV series, suicide under influence of cocaine.
Lani O'Grady-
actress, of Eight Is Enough - multiple drug intoxication.
Johnny O'Keefe-
musician/ singer, heart attack after prescription drugs addiction.
Christina Onassis-
daughter of the billionaire Aristotle Onassis, pulmonary edema, caused by constant drug abuse and dramatic weight changes.
Charlie Ondras- musician, Unsane.
Bryan Ottoson-
musician, American Head Charge, accidental prescription-drug overdose.
Malcolm Owen-
singer, lyricist of the Ruts, heroin overdose.
John Panozzo-
musician, drummer, Styx, complications of alcohol abuse.
Marco Pantani-
cyclist, Tour de France winner; acute cocaine intoxication.
Charlie Parker-
jazz musician; the official cause of death was (lobar) pneumonia and a bleeding ulcer, his death was hastened by his drug and alcohol abuse.
Robert Pastorelli-
television actor, heroin overdose.
Gram Parsons-
country musician, of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, overdose, purportedly of morphine and tequila.
Jon-Jon Paulos- musician, the Buckinghams.
Chris Penn-
actor (Reservoir Dogs), brother of Sean Penn, heart disease and prescription drugs.
Art Pepper- jazz musician.
John Pulcine- Painter, drug overdose.
Jack Pickford-
actor, syphillis & alcohol and drug abuse.
Kristen Pfaff-
musician, ex-member of Hole, heroin overdose.
Esther Phillips-
musician, singer, liver and kidney failure due to alcohol and heroin dependency.
John Phillips-
musician, of the Mamas and the Papas, heart failure due to lifetime of alcohol and narcotics abuse.
River Phoenix-
actor, overdose of heroin and cocaine (speedball).
Jeffrey Lee Pierce- musician, the Gun Club.
Rob Pilatus-
"musician", Milli Vanilli, drug overdose.
Dana Plato-
actress, of Diff'rent Strokes, suicide - overdose of muscle relaxant Vanadom (carisoprodol)and Vicodin.
model, appeared in Vogue and Cosmopolitan - heroin overdose in 1975.
Jackson Pollock-
painter; killed in a single-car accident while driving drunk.
Darrell Porter-
professional baseball catcher (Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals) turned broadcaster, cocaine overdose.
Elvis Presley-
singer, heart attack brought on by overdose of barbiturates.
Freddie Prinze-
comic, actor (Chico and the Man), self-inflicted gunshot wound while under the influence of Quaaludes.
Robert Quine-
musician, suicide by heroin overdose.
Glenn Quinn- actor, heroin overdose.
Carl Radle-
bass guitarist, Derek and the Dominos, Eric Clapton, kidney disease due to long term narcotics and alcohol abuse.
Dee Dee Ramone-
musician, the Ramones, heroin overdose.
James Ray- singer, drug overdose.
Johnnie Ray-
musician, liver failure caused by alcoholism.
Michael Reeves-
film director, barbiturate overdose.
Wallace Reid-
actor, flu caused by morphine addiction.
Jimmy Reilly-
musician, Watertower West and Tony And The Tigers, heroin and alcohol overdose.
Elis Regina-
singer, fatal alcohol and temazepam interaction.
Brad Renfro-
actor, overdose of heroin and morphine.
Rob Graves Ritter-
musician, Thelonius Monster, Gun Club, the Bags, 45 Grave.
Rachel Roberts-
actress - barbiturate overdose (suicide).
Andy Rogers-
musician, bassist with Johnny Cash, heroin overdose.
Don Rogers-
American football player, cocaine overdose.
Peter Rosen - musician, War.
Alma Rubens-
actress, flu caused by heroin addiction.
Michael Rudetsky-
musician, keyboardist, Culture Club, heroin overdose.
David Ruffin-
musician, the Temptations, drug overdose.
George Sanders-
actor, barbiturates overdose (suicide).
Catya Sassoon-
model and actress, overdose of hydromorphone and cocaine.
Joe Schermie-
musician, Three Dog Night, heart attack resulting from long-term drug abuse.
Bon Scott- musician, AC/DC, aspiration brought on by alcohol intoxication.
Ronnie Scott-
jazz tenor saxophonist and jazz-club owner, died accidentally from a mixture of brandy and temazepam.
Jean Seberg-
actress, barbiturate and alcohol overdose (suicide).
Jason Sears-
musician, Rich Kids on LSD, treatment with natural drugs.
Rod Scurry-
Major League Baseball relief pitcher, cocaine-induced heart attack.
Edie Sedgwick- actress.
Nerine Shatner-
wife of actor William Shatner, drowned in swimming pool while intoxicated and with traces of diazepam in bloodstream.
Will Shatter-
musician, Fliper, heroin overdose.
Bobby Sheehan-
musician, Blues Traveler, drug overdose.
Eric Show-
baseball player, cocaine and heroin overdose (speedball).
Pavlos Sidiropoulos-
rock musician, heroin overdose.
Judee Sill- folk musician, heroin overdose.
Don Simpson-
film producer, heart attack, reports of 20 drugs in his body at time of death.
Tom Simpson-
road racing cyclist, dehydration and exhaustion while cycling, amphetamines and alcohol usage.
Hillel Slovak-
musician, Red Hot Chili Peppers, heroin overdose.
Anna Nicole Smith-
Playboy playmate, actress, reality show star, lethal combination of chloral hydrate and various benzodiazepines.
Davey Boy Smith-
professional wrestler, heart attack - steroid abuse may have contributed.
Robert "Snoopy" Smith-
Saxophonist and husband of jazz and blues singer, Fritzi Presley, died in Biloxi, MS of heart attack after a lifetime of alcohol abuse.
Freddy Soto-
comedian, writer and actor, mixture of alcohol, alprazolam, and fentanyl.
Epic Soundtracks - musician, Swell Maps.
Louie Spicolli-
professional wrestler, choked on vomit after drugs and alcohol overdose.
Layne Staley-
musician, Alice in Chains, cocaine and heroin overdose (speedball).
Joey Stefano-
pornographic actor, overdose of cocaine, morphine, heroin and ketamine.
Inger Stevens-
actress, suicide - overdose of sleeping pills.
Rory Storm-
musician, suicide - sleeping pills overdose.
Margaret Sullavan-
actress, deliberate barbiturate overdose.
Paige Summers-
pornographic model & actress, a drug overdose from a combination of the painkillers codeine and oxycodone.
Screaming Lord Sutch-
singer and politician, suicide following Prozac overdose.
Zoë Tamerlis Lund-
musician turned model, heart failure after sustained heroin and cocaine abuse.
Warren Tartaglia (Walid al-Taha)-
jazz musician & one of six founders of Moorish Orthodox Church of America, heroin overdose.
Chase Tatum-
former wrestler for the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling organization, apparent drug overdose.
Vinnie Taylor-
musician, Sha Na Na, heroin overdose.
Gary Thain-
musician, Uriah Heep, drug overdose.
Jason Thirsk-
musician, Pennywise, suicide after depression and alcoholism treatment.
Jotie T'Hooft- poet, drug overdose, suicide.
Johnny Thunders-
musician, the New York Dolls, alcohol and methadone poisoning.
Dylan Thomas- poet, chronic alcoholism.
John Thompson-
poet, "a brutal mix of barbiturates and liquor."
Georg Trakl- playwright, cocaine overdose.
D. M. Turner-
author/psychonaut, drowned in a bathtub while on ketamine.
Ike Turner-
musician/producer, died from cocaine overdose with high blood pressure and emphysema as contributing factors.
Dick Twardzik-
bebop jazz pianist, heroin overdose.
Stu Ungar-
Three-time World Series of Poker Main Event winner, heart condition caused by long-term cocaine abuse.
Enrique Urquijo- singer, drug overdose.
Paul Vaessen-
former professional footballer with Arsenal, post mortem found he had a high levels of methadone, heroin, temazepam, diazepam, and alcohol in his bloodstream.
Lupe Vélez-
actress, secobarbital overdose (suicide).
Michael VerMeulen-
magazine editor, drug overdose.
Sid Vicious-
musician, the Sex Pistols, heroin overdose, disputed suicide.
Gene Vincent-
rock and roll musician, liver damage caused by alcohol.
Robert Hudson Walker-
actor, died suddenly after being administered sodium amytal by his doctor.
Shelby Walker-
female boxer and Martial arts fighter, apparent medicine overdose.
Jeremy Michael Ward-
musician, The Mars Volta, apparent heroin overdose.
Dinah Washington-
musician, singer, overdose of diet pills and alcohol.
Dave Waymer-
American football defensive-back, cocaine-induced heart attack.
Michael Weber-
lead guitarist of The Seminal Rats, heroin overdose.
Rachel Whitear-
student, heroin overdose led to large-scale anti-drugs press campaign in Britain.
Brett Whiteley-
artist, heroin and temazepam overdose.
Kurt Winter-
guitarist with The Guess Who, kidney failure after sustained drug abuse.
Chris Whitley-
guitarist, songwriter, complications from lung cancer caused by excessive cigarette smoking.
Keith Whitley-
country musician, alcohol poisoning.
Danny Whitten-
musician, Crazy Horse, drug overdose or drugs with alcohol (disputed).
Dale Whittington-
racecar driver, drug overdose.
Alan Wilson-
musician, Canned Heat, drug overdose (possible suicide).
Dennis Wilson-
musician, The Beach Boys, alcohol-related drowning.
Hank Williams-
musician, drugs and probably alcohol.
Kenneth Williams-
actor, author and comedian of Carry On fame, overdose of barbiturates (accidental or suicide).
Linda Wong-
pornographic actress, overdose on alprazolam, chloral hydrate and alcohol.
Andrew Wood-
musician, lead singer Mother Love Bone, Malfunkshun, heroin overdose.
Anna Wood-
Australian schoolgirl, cerebral edema, caused by water intoxication and resultant hyponatremia after taking ecstasy.
Natalie Wood-
actress, drowned when intoxicated.
Paula Yates-
British TV presenter & author, partner of deceased INXS star, Michael Hutchence, heroin overdose.