10 Drug Related Celebrity Deaths
Celebrities and drug use seem to go hand-in-hand. For some celebrities, drugs are something you dabble in at parties. Other celebrities, however, are anything but casual with their drug use – it seems to consume them. Even with rehab, these stars can’t shake the habit and the consequences for this can be dire. In memory of all of the great celebrities that we have lost to drugs, here is a list of 10 drug related celebrity deaths!
10. Philip Seymour Hoffman
Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman – who was found dead in his apartment this past February with a needle in his arm – died of an accidental overdose of drugs. According to the Chief Medical Examiner, the cause of death was acute drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamines. The 46-year-old actor had been open about his past struggles with addiction. He had entered rehab in May 2013 when he relapsed with heroin after staying clean for 23 years.
9. Cory Monteith
Cory Monteith – who is best known for his role as Finn Hudson on the hit show “Glee” – died from a fatal cocktail of heroin and alcohol. He was found dead in a Vancouver hotel in July 2013 with drug paraphernalia, including a spoon with drug residue, a used hypodermic needle, as well as two empty champagne bottles and multiple glasses. The coroner concluded that his death was accidental and reported that his erratic drug use contributed to his death, adding that “after a period of cessation from opiod drug use, a previously tolerated drug concentration level may become toxic and fatal.” He was only 31-years-old.