Famous people who died from a drug overdose

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Drugs.com reports a list of celebrities who have died from opioids

Or, had opioids in their system at the time of death (see below).

We can all take a lesson from the famous people on this list. It doesn’t matter how smart, wealthy, funny, creative, or, likeable the addict is, this will not go away on it’s own.

ADDICTION is not a will-power issue. I’ll say it again; ADDICTION is NOT a will-power issue!

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Opioid related celebrity deaths

Lil Peep (American rapper and singer)

Died 2017 | Age 21

Overdose of fentanyl and Xanax (Prescription drug)

Tom Petty (American singer-songwriter)

Died 2017 | Age 66

Accidental overdose of medications including fentanyl and oxycodone (Prescription drugs)

Prince Rogers Nelson (Singer-songwriter)

Died 2016 | Age 57

Fentanyl overdose (accidental) (Prescription drug)

Scott Weiland (American musician, singer and songwriter)

Died 2015 | Age 48

Accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol, and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) (Illegal drugs and alcohol)

Philip Seymour Hoffman (Actor)

Died 2014 | Age 46

Acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine (Mixed illegal and prescription drugs)

Joan Rivers (Actress)

Died 2014 | Age 81

Therapeutic complication with propofol sedation (Prescription drugs)

Cory Monteith (Actor (Glee) and singer)

Died 2013 | Age 31

Toxic mix of heroin and alcohol (Illegal drug and alcohol)

Lisa Robin Kelly (Actress - That '70s Show)

Died 2013 | Age 43

Multiple drug intoxication (Illegal drug)

Chris Kelly (Rapper - Kris Kross)

Died 2013 | Age 34

Fatal overdose, cocaine and heroin (Illegal drug)

Justin Lewis (Name-sake for Justin's Lighthouse Recovery)

Died 1999 | Age 28

Fatal accidental overdose, hydrocodone (Lortab), 2 weeks after graduating a 30-day drug treatment program (Prescription drugs)