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Celebrities That Have Died from Prescription Drug Overdoses

Celebrity Drug Death Statistics

Even if doctors prescribe sedatives, tranquilizers, stimulants and painkillers constantly, that doesn’t show they are not dangerous or addictive once utilized in the wrong way.

Government survey reported that in 2008, 20% of Americans have maltreated prescription drugs. Though without abuse, when prescription medication is mixed purposely in the wrong way or if taken in higher doses, is dangerous or can be fatal.

Here are some terrible celebrity stories of prescription abuse, outright suicide and accidental deaths.

Whitney Houston

World’s renowned recording artist and producer Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub. Houston had taken a tedious cocktail of coke as well as prescription drugs such as Xanax and Flexeril. These two prescription drugs are used as a muscle relaxant. Authorities found various types of prescription bottle in her room. Whitney died last 11th of February 2013.

Amy Winehouse

Legendary recognized for her Rehab song and hot voice, famous recording artist Amy was found by her loved ones dead in 2011 in her home in North London. Amy has been fighting an alcohol and drug addiction for many years. Amy Winehouse died at a very young age.

Judy Garland

Judy Garland is best known for chanting and clicking red heels. Judy became popular because of doing exceptional roles in various movies such as The Wizard of Oz and there’s No Place like Home. Judy died from prescription drug abuse in 1969 in a London hotel. She died at the age of 47.

Heath Ledger

He was best recognized for exemplifying his movie role as the Joker in the film series Batman The Dark Knight. This Australian actor died because of overdosing on prescription medicine such as anti anxiety, sleeping pill as well as painkillers. Ledger died on January 22, 2008 at the age of 28 in New York.

Michael Jackson

The world’s most renowned singer and the King of Pop who has a remarkable skill in dancing died on 25th of June 2009. He made the world stunned by his scandalous and shocking death. Michael died because of a lethal injection of the dominant anesthetic propofol.

Brittany Murphy

Clueless and Rollin with the Hommies character actress Brittany died at the age of 32 from intoxication of prescription drugs, pneumonia and anemia on 20th of December 2009.

David Ruffin

Soul singer and a front man of hit band, The Temptations died in break house somewhere in Philadelphia after allegedly splitting 10 vials with a pal in 30 minutes.

Chris Kelly

Famous 1990s hip hop rapper and a member of Kriss Kross, Chris died because of drug overdose. According to his Mom, Chris used heroine and drank coke the evening prior to his death. Chris died at the age of 32.

Elvis Presley

King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley greatly used opiates, tranquilizers and painkillers. He experienced a heart attack and died on 16th of August 1977 at the age of forty-two. His drug dependence is believed to be the reason of his fatality.

Gerald Levert

America’s famous rhythm and blues singer died because of prescription drug overdose. According to the report, Gerald heavily used anti-anxiety medicine Xanax, painkillers and 2 antihistamine.



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