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Musicians Who Have Died of Alcohol or Drug Overdose
Several people mistakenly believe that since celebrities have money and fame, they aren’t susceptible to drugs or alcohol’s impact on their lives. The reality is that at the end of the day, musicians are human beings who are susceptible to vices such as addiction. Unfortunately, there are many cases where this addiction ultimately took the life of incredible talents far too soon. Keep reading to see just a few of the musicians who died of overdose due to drug and alcohol addiction.
Fans of the hit rock band Nirvana will tell you that it came as a heartbreaking shock when lead singer Kurt Cobain passed away due to his substance abuse issues in the early 1990s. Cobain’s star was only on its way up, and he had gained millions of fans throughout the world. However, as famous as he got, he could never free himself from drugs’ influence on his life. Although the official cause of death for Cobain was suicide, it was determined that this suicide was driven by accessive heroin use, which may have altered his thinking.
Judy Garland gained international fame when she starred in the lead role in the timeless classic “The Wizard of Oz.” This role was actually the gateway role that would trigger her addiction. During this time, she was given addictive substances that would force her to lose weight and sleep. Garland would enter rehab multiple times throughout her life. However, she would fall back into the trap of addiction repeatedly, which ultimately led to her death of an accidental overdose.
Michael Jackson’s death was one of the most shocking musicians who died of overdose. Although Jackson had had his fair share of legal issues throughout his life, many people didn’t realize that he was suffering from an addiction to prescription medication. He had suffered numerous injuries throughout his career, which ultimately led to an addiction to prescription pain medication. In 2009, Jackson was found unresponsive in his bedroom and was eventually pronounced dead shortly after that due to propofol consumption.
Amy Winehouse was an incredible talent who memorably sang that she didn’t want to go to rehab. Behind the scenes, however, she was struggling with a severe addiction to alcohol. Although many people think it’s impossible to overdose on alcohol, this can happen in extreme addiction cases, which Amy Winehouse was combating. Her life was cut short in 2011.
During her life, Whitney Houston was transparent that she had struggled with drug addiction. People around her blamed her addiction on many different factors. They believed that her estranged husband, Bobby Brown, was the main contributing factor in her disease, seeing as how he struggled with an addiction of his own. However, during her stretches of sobriety, Houston would always take responsibility for her own decisions. Unfortunately, Houston fell back into her addictive ways, resulting in an accidental drowning in a bathtub while under the influence. Sadly, a few years later, her daughter would pass away in the same manner.
Alcohol and Drug Rehab at Legacy Healing Center
The Legacy Healing Center can provide you with the care you need to work through the contributing factors of your addiction. We offer several different treatment programs that are personally catered to you and your needs. If you’re ready to work toward overcoming your addiction and don’t want to be like one of the musicians who died of overdose, we encourage you to reach out to us today at 888.534.2295.