Celebrity Overdose - Jim Morrison
December 8, 1943 - July 3, 1971
Drugs have claimed some of music’s greatest talents including the Doors frontman who was just 27 when he was found dead in a Paris apartment bathtub. While there’s no autopsy report to back up this claim, most believed he died of an a heroin overdose, having accidentally injected it believing it to be cocaine.
Celebrity Overdose - Brad Renfro
July 25, 1982 – Jan. 15, 2008
The young actor caught fire in Hollywood thanks to roles in such breakout films as “Apt Pupil” and “The Client.” However, his career burned out due to alcohol and drug-related problems. He passed away inside his Los Angeles home at the age of 25 and the Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed that his death was due to an “acute heroin/morphine intoxication” from IV drug use.
Celebrity Overdose - Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Nov. 15, 1968 – Nov. 13, 2004
The rapper, best known for his work with the Wu Tang Clan, died from an overdose attributed to a lethal mixture of cocaine and the prescription drug Tramadol. He collapsed inside the New York recording studio of fellow hip-hop star RZA.