Another Alphabetical list with details of their
Professional wrestling promoter, heart complications brought on by
Brian “Crush” Adams
Professional wrestler, accidental overdose of painkillers.
Actor, drug overdose.
Musician, Big Country, self-asphyxiation
under the influence of alcohol.
Professional wrestler, death speculated
upon as drugs overdose.
Kerry Gene Adkisson
Professional wrestler, suicide, after arrest for cocaine possession
and drug problems.
Michael Brent Adkisson
Professional wrestler, suicide, overdosed on tranquilizers.
Writer, committed suicide by overdosing on barbiturates.
Infamous drug dealer, drug induced heart failure.
Former child actress, alcohol and heroin overdose.
Italian-born actress, died of anaphylactic shock after being given a tranquilizer by her doctor.
Actor and bodybuilder, heroin overdose.
Champion horse-racing jockey, drug-related causes.
Musician, drug overdose.
Painter, drug overdose.
& make-up artist, kidney and liver failure due to Tylenol toxicity, due to prescription painkillers addiction.
Jazz trumpeter and singer.
Musician, Coil, fell over a banister
Musician, The Supremes, cardiac arrest strongly exacerbated by long-term
Musician, writer, overdose of painkillers, possibly accidental.
Painter, heroin overdose.
former child actor, suicide, barbiturate overdose.
Jazz musician, alcoholism.
Major League Baseball pitcher, after using the drug ephedra.
Of the Blues Brothers, actor, and comedian, heroin and cocaine overdose (speedball).
Musician, trumpet, liver cirrhosis from alcoholism.
Musician, Tripping Daisy.
Ex-footballer with Manchester United,
multiple organ failure exacerbated by chronic long-standing alcoholism.
Basketball star; died of cocaine overdose before ever playing in the
Musician, the Pink Fairies, Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, Mungo Jerry.
Bam Bam Bigelow (stagename of Scott Charles Bigelow)
Professional wrestler, toxic levels of cocaine and temazepam.
Count Gottfried von Bismarck
Aristocrat, suspected drug overdose.
Matty Blagg (real name Matthew Roberts)
Musician, Blaggers I.T.A., heart attack due to ketamine / ecstacy OD.
Blues guitarist, heroin overdose.
Musician, Deep Purple, drugs overdose and/or alcohol poisoning.
Musician Led Zeppelin, alcohol related asphyxiation caused by choking on his own vomit.
Musician, liver failure.
Former professional ice skater,
possible prescription drug overdose.
Model, acute intoxication –
combined effects of heroin, methamphetamine, meperidine and alprazolam.
Musician, Borknagar,Gorgoroth,and Immortal, suicide – pill overdose.
Musician, suicide after long-term substance abuse issues.
Musician, Reggae singer, believed to be AIDS related but strong rumours of chronic drug abuse.
Musician, 10,000 Maniacs, liver disease.
and roll musician, heroin overdose.
Butler (aka “Pimp C”)
musician, accidental overdose of Promethazine/Codeine “syrup” mixed with a pre-existing medical condition, sleep
Musician, drug and alcohol overdose.
drugs overdose, and other things (suicide).
Musician, Marshall Tucker Band
Guitarist of Hawthorne Heights, accidental drug overdose through mixture of opiates, citalopram,
Former Major League Baseball player; acute cocaine and opiates intoxication.Skip
Musician, Turning Point.
Journalist, actor, heroin overdose, he became an addict while researching addicts in New York.
Writer, liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.
Supermodel, heroin abuse led to a death from AIDS.
cirrhosis of the liver as a result of alcoholism.
Musician, overdose of prescription
Musician, the Byrds, bleeding ulcer due to long term alcohol abuse.
Musician, hard bop pianist, heroin overdose.
Def Leppard, accidental death (anti-depressants, painkillers and alcohol).
Musician, the Byrds, liver failure due to long term alcoholism.
Actor, heart attack due to severe alcoholism and drug abuse.
Musician, Nirvana, heroin overdose and a shotgun wound in head. Also theories for murder.
Politician, suicide from prescription drugs and alcohol.
Actress – cocaine overdose.
Musician, the Association, heroin
Musician, Sweet, liver damage caused by long-term substance abuse and
Actress, heroin overdose.
Common law wife of Jim Morrison of The Doors, heroin overdose.
Cowboy(real name Keith Wiggins)
Musician, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, drug overdose.
Atari Teenage Riot, drug overdose.
Punk musician, of The Germs, suicide
by heroin overdose.
Musician, ex-Ratt, contracted HIV as a result of long-time heroin addiction
and died of a heroin overdose.
Singer, suicide, barbiturates overdose
Actress, singer, anti-depressant overdose.
Alternative rock singer/ songwriter, heroin overdose.
Jesse Ed Davis
Guitarist, session musician, drug overdose.
Professional bodybuilder, heroin
Film director, heart attack, small amount of cocaine taken may have
Musician, the Vejtables, February Sunshine, the Wilde Knights and the
Musician, D.O.A., drug overdose.
actress, cardiac arrest caused by overdose of migraine medication.
Osibisa, drug addiction and AIDS.
Musician, heart attack thought to
be result of codeine overdose.
Politician/ businessman/ journalist,
suicide under influence of alcohol/ overdose of barbiturates.
musician and bandleader, choked to death while sleeping with the aid of drugs.
Musician, Flipper, heroin overdose.
Stand-up comedian, “acute
intoxication” by the effects of alcohol, tranquilizers and painkillers.
anti-depressant overdose, disputed suicide.
Poet, heroin overdose.
Actor, heart failure, long term drug abuse.
Rock vocalist, cocaine overdose.
Professional wrestler, prescription
Professional wrestler, drugs overdose.
Actress, alcohol and/or heroin abuse.
Musician, liner notes for greatest hits album claim death due to alcoholism.
Musician, bassist for the Who, died from heart failure brought upon by cocaine use.
Manager of The Beatles, drug overdose.
Musician, ex-bassist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, heroin overdose.
drummer and songwriter, was married to Carole King, heroin overdose.
Comedian who rose to fame on Saturday
Night Live, cocaine and morphine overdose (speedball).
Musician, the Pretenders, drowned/
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Playwright, director, cocaine overdose (possible suicide).
Singer, cocaine overdose.
and actor, complications of alcoholism.
Musician, the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Professional football goalkeeper, died driving drunk in 2001.
Co-publisher of Hustler magazine, drowned after passing out after drug overdose.
Musician, EMF, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, temazepam, barbiturates and alcohol in bloodstream.
Supermodel and socialite, cocaine use.
Neurologist, long-term cocaine use,
physician assisted morphine overdose (euthansia).
Musician, Taste, died of pnemonia and a liver failure, caused by side
effects of a combination of doctor-prescribed drugs.
Impressionist, Las Vegas entertainer.
Accidental prescription drug overdose.
Musician, Tubeway Army, drug overdose.
Singer and actress, disputed drug overdose as cause of death.
Musician, Little Feat, heart attack – habitual drug abuse probable cause.
Actress (Barbarella) and socialite (Wife of John Paul Getty Jr), heroin overdose in Rome 1971.
Singer, younger brother of the Bee Gees; cardiac damage strongly exacerbated by cocaine and alcohol abuse.
Actor, morphine poisoning, suspected drugs overdose.
Musician, Zephyr, drowned in jacuzzi after passing out from a mix of alcohol and quaaludes.
Former professional boxer turned actor, cocaine, heroin, hydrocodone, and diazepam overdose.
Actor, died of alcoholism.
Skinny Puppy, heroin overdose.
Jazz tenor saxophonist, Duke Ellington,
Poet, presumed accidental drug overdose.
Indie musician, member of GOD, heroin overdose.
Professional wrestler, previous drug use led to heart attack.
Musician, the Squirrel Nut Zippers, heroin overdose.
Noted computer hacker, heroin overdose
on 21st birthday.
Musician, Atomic Rooster, drug overdose (suicide).
Musician, The Righteous Brothers, heart attack triggered by cocaine overdose.
Folk musician, heroin and morphine overdose.
and murderer of comedian Phil Hartman, suicide after cocaine and alcohol.
Musician,The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, liver damage caused by alcohol abuse.
Actress, intentional barbiturate overdose.
Actor, heroin overdose.
Professional poker player, drug overdose.
Musician, guitarist, of the P-funk collective, liver failure.
multiple drug toxicity (cocaine and heroin).
(real name Noel Rota)
Musician, Les Negresses Vertes,
died trying to overcome serious drug addiction.
Indie musician, member of GOD, heroin
Actress, disputed suicide, overdose of phenobarbital.
Rock and roll musician, respiratory arrest caused by alcohol and barbiturate overdose and vomit inhalation.
Professional wrestler, cocaine overdose.
Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Wrestler, cocaine overdose.
Canned Heat, heart attack.
Self-identified communo-anarchist, social and political activist in the United States,
suicide by overdose of Phenobarbital pills.
Musician, drummer and singer in
the Mentors, hit by train when alcohol intoxicated (disputed murder theories).
Jazz singer died from cirrhosis of the liver attributed to longtime alcohol and heroin abuse.
Musician, heroin overdose.
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, alcohol and morphine overdose.
the Pretenders, cocaine overdose.
Musician, singer in Blind Melon,
Aviator, engineer, industrialist, movie producer, playboy, liver failure – autopsy
showed lethal amount of codeine and also valium in body.
Died of barbiturate overdose while
being treated by suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams.
wrestling manager, accidential overdose of alcohol, alprazolam, temazepam, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and anabolic steroids.
Professional skateboarder and actor, apparent cocaine overdose.
Singer, suicide involving lethal amounts of alcohol and temazepam.
Singer, liver damage caused by alcohol.
Steven Ronald “Stevo” Jensen
Musician, The Vandals, prescription drug overdose.
American born French singer – drug overdose.
Anissa Jones- actress (played “Buffy” on American TV series Family Affair)
Accidental overdose of cocaine, angel dust, Quaaludes and Seconal.
Photographer and makeup artist, complications of muscular dystrophy coupled with injection
Musician, the Rolling Stones, drowned, very likely due to alcohol and
Rob Jones (a.k.a. The Bass Thing)
Musician – former bassist of The Wonder Stuff, heroin/cocaine/alcohol overdose.
Russell Jones (a.k.a. Ol’ Dirty Bastard)
Hip hop musician, accidential overdose, cocaine and prescription painkiller.
Rock and roll and blues musician, heroin overdose.
Musician, Jerry Garcia Band, complications of heart disease, heroin,
cocaine, and antidepressants found in his body.
Musician, Orleans, heroin overdose.
Fourth child of Robert F. Kennedy, cocaine and Demerol overdose.
Writer/poet, complications due to alcoholism. (Amphetamine user)
Lepidopterist and medical doctor, drug overdose.
Irish-American journalist and television
game show panelist, fatal combination of alcohol and Seconal, perhaps concurrent with a heart attack.
Hockey player, died during struggle with police after cocaine overdose.
Musician, Free, drug-related heart problems.
Musician, Redd Kross, drug overdose.
Actor, acute overdose of alcohol
and hypnotic barbiturates, probable suicide.
Pornographic actress, drug overdose.
Barbara La Marr
Actress, drug-related death in Hollywood.
Pornographic actress, overdose of temazepam (suicide).
overdose of barbiturates (suicide).
Musician, Pere Ubu, acute pancreatitis.
Actor, accidental death Combined Drug Intoxication of various prescription drugs, including oxycodone, hydrocodone,
temazepam, and others.
Musician, the Drifters.
R&B singer, son of O’Jays singer Eddie Levert – accidental combination of prescription medications.
Frank X. Leyendecker
Illustrator, drug overdose.
model & actress, heroin overdose.
Silent film actress, overdose of
American football player, heroin overdose.
Professional wrestler, choked on his own vomit after overdose of painkillers and alcohol.
Trinity Loren (real name: Joyce Evelyn McPherson)
Porn star, model, and stripper, accidental overdose of prescription
Actor, drug-related heart attack.
Zoe Tamerlis Lund
Former child musical prodigy turned model, actress, and writer, heart failure due to heroin use.
First notable African American supermodel & actress, drug overdose.
Musician, doo wop singer, heroin overdose.
Writer on memetics, opiate-based
painkiller overdose (coroner ruled accidental death.)
Musician, Thin Lizzy, health breakdown
caused by a heroin overdose. (speedball.)
Musician, the Associates, overdosed on temazepam, amitriptyline, and paracetamol (suicide).
Australian Footballer, alleged accidental overdose.
Politician, drug overdose.
Musician, The Small Faces and Humble
Pie, drug related fire.
Professional wrestler, accidental overdose with multiple drugs in her
system, including high amounts of oxycodone.
Major League Baseball player and
manager, alcohol-related auto accident.
Stepson of actor Charles Bronson,
Musician, The Triffids, heroin overdose.
Musician with Wings, guitarist, heroin overdose.
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan
Musician, the Grateful Dead, gastrointestinal hemorrhage linked to alcohol abuse.
Musician, Average White Band, heroin overdose.
Singer. Drug overdose.
Canadian-born evangelist and media
sensation in the 1920s and 1930s, overdose of prescription barbiturates.
Touring keyboardist for the Smashing Pumpkins, heroin overdose.
Big Maceo Merriweather
Blues pianist, chronic alcoholism.
Calypso music singer, alcohol-related illness.
Musician, The GTOs, heroin overdose.
Painter, tubercular meningitis – exacerbated by poverty, overworking, and excessive use of alcohol and narcotics.
Singer, drug overdose.
overdose of barbiturate-based sleeping pills.
Musician, the Who, overdosed on anti-seizure medication prescribed for alcoholism.
Edith Alice Morrell
Died of morphine overdose while being treated by suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams.
Actor, drug overdose.
The Doors, heart failure, alcohol abuse (cause and fact of death disputed).
Musician, the New York Dolls, accidental suffocation after drugs and alcohol.
Musician, keyboardist, of the Grateful Dead, cocaine/morphine overdose.
Classical composer, alcohol.
Musician, The Nuns, drugs overdose.
Rock musician in the band Jokke & Valentinerne, drug overdose.
Musician, Sublime, heroin overdose.
Actor, alcohol addiction.
In the Heat of the Night TV series, suicide under influence of cocaine.
Actress, of Eight Is Enough – multiple drug intoxication.
Musician/ singer, heart attack after prescription drugs addiction.
Daughter of the billionaire Aristotle Onassis, pulmonary edema, caused by constant drug abuse and dramatic weight changes.
Musician, American Head Charge,
accidental prescription-drug overdose.
Singer, lyricist of the Ruts, heroin
Musician, drummer, Styx, complications of alcohol abuse.
Cyclist, Tour de France winner; acute cocaine intoxication.
musician; the official cause of death was (lobar) pneumonia and a bleeding ulcer, his death was hastened by his drug and alcohol
Television actor, heroin overdose.
Country musician, of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, overdose, purportedly of morphine and tequila.
Musician, the Buckinghams.
Dogs), brother of Sean Penn, heart disease and prescription drugs.
Painter, drug overdose.
Actor, syphillis & alcohol and
Musician, ex-member of Hole, heroin overdose.
Musician, singer, liver and kidney failure due to alcohol and heroin dependency.
Musician, of the Mamas and the Papas, heart failure due to lifetime of alcohol and narcotics
Actor, overdose of heroin and cocaine (speedball).
Jeffrey Lee Pierce
Musician, the Gun Club.
Milli Vanilli, drug overdose.
Actress, of Diff’rent Strokes,
suicide – overdose of muscle relaxant Vanadom (carisoprodol)and Vicodin.
appeared in Vogue and Cosmopolitan – heroin overdose in 1975.
killed in a single-car accident while driving drunk.
Professional baseball catcher (Kansas
City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals) turned broadcaster, cocaine overdose.
Singer, heart attack brought on by overdose of barbiturates and other medications.
Comic, actor (Chico and the Man), self-inflicted gunshot wound while under the influence of Quaaludes.
Musician, suicide by heroin overdose.
Actor, heroin overdose.
Bass guitarist, Derek and the Dominos, Eric Clapton, kidney disease due to long term narcotics and alcohol
Dee Dee Ramone
Musician, the Ramones, heroin overdose.
Singer, drug overdose.
Musician, liver failure caused by
Film director, barbiturate overdose.
Actor, flu caused by morphine addiction.
Watertower West and Tony And The Tigers, heroin and alcohol overdose.
Singer, fatal alcohol and temazepam interaction.
Actor, overdose of heroin and morphine.
Rob Graves Ritter
Musician, Thelonius Monster, Gun Club, the Bags, 45 Grave.
Actress – barbiturate overdose (suicide).
Musician, bassist with Johnny Cash,
American football player, cocaine overdose.
Actress, flu caused by heroin addiction.
Musician, keyboardist, Culture Club, heroin overdose.
Musician, the Temptations, drug overdose.
Actor, barbiturates overdose (suicide).
Model and actress, overdose of hydromorphone and cocaine.
Musician, Three Dog Night, heart attack resulting from long-term drug abuse.
Musician, AC/DC, aspiration brought on by alcohol intoxication.
Jazz tenor saxophonist and jazz-club owner,
died accidentally from a mixture of brandy and temazepam.
barbiturate and alcohol overdose (suicide).
Musician, Rich Kids on LSD, treatment
with natural drugs.
Major League Baseball relief pitcher, cocaine-induced heart attack.
Wife of actor William Shatner, drowned
in swimming pool while intoxicated and with traces of diazepam in bloodstream.
Musician, Fliper, heroin overdose.
Musician, Blues Traveler, drug overdose.
Baseball player, cocaine and heroin overdose (speedball).
Rock musician, heroin overdose.
Folk musician, heroin overdose.
Film producer, heart attack, reports of 20 drugs in his body at time of death.
Road racing cyclist, dehydration and exhaustion while cycling, amphetamines and alcohol usage.
Musician, Red Hot Chili Peppers, heroin overdose.
Anna Nicole Smith
Playboy playmate, actress, reality show star, lethal combination of chloral hydrate and various benzodiazepines.
Davey Boy Smith
Professional wrestler, heart attack – steroid abuse may have contributed.
Robert “Snoopy” Smith
Saxophonist and husband of jazz and blues singer, Fritzi Presley, died in Biloxi, MS of
heart attack after a lifetime of alcohol abuse.
Comedian, writer and actor, mixture
of alcohol, alprazolam, and fentanyl.
Musician, Swell Maps.
Professional wrestler, choked on vomit after drugs and alcohol overdose.
Musician, Alice in Chains, cocaine and heroin overdose (speedball).
Pornographic actor, overdose of cocaine, morphine, heroin and ketamine.
Actress, suicide – overdose of sleeping pills.
suicide – sleeping pills overdose.
Actress, deliberate barbiturate
Pornographic model & actress, a drug overdose from a combination
of the painkillers codeine and oxycodone.
Singer and politician, suicide following
Zoë Tamerlis Lund
Musician turned model, heart failure after sustained heroin and cocaine abuse.
Warren Tartaglia (Walid al-Taha)
Jazz musician & one of six founders of Moorish Orthodox Church of America, heroin
Former wrestler for the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling organization,
apparent drug overdose.
Musician, Sha Na Na, heroin overdose.
Musician, Uriah Heep, drug overdose.
Musician, Pennywise, suicide after
depression and alcoholism treatment.
Poet, drug overdose, suicide.
Musician, the New York Dolls, alcohol and methadone poisoning.
Poet, chronic alcoholism.
Poet, “a brutal mix of barbiturates
Playwright, cocaine overdose.
D. M. Turner
Author/psychonaut, drowned in a bathtub while on ketamine.
died from cocaine overdose with high blood pressure and emphysema as contributing factors.
Bebop jazz pianist, heroin overdose.
Three-time World Series of Poker Main Event winner, heart condition caused by long-term cocaine abuse.
Singer, drug overdose.
Former professional footballer with Arsenal, post mortem found he had
a high levels of methadone, heroin, temazepam, diazepam, and alcohol in his bloodstream.
Actress, secobarbital overdose (suicide).
Magazine editor, drug overdose.
Musician, the Sex Pistols, heroin overdose, disputed suicide.
Rock and roll musician, liver damage caused by alcohol.
Robert Hudson Walker
Actor, died suddenly after being administered sodium amytal by his
Female boxer and Martial arts fighter, apparent medicine overdose.
Jeremy Michael Ward
Musician, The Mars Volta, apparent heroin overdose.
Musician, singer, overdose of diet pills and alcohol.
football defensive-back, cocaine-induced heart attack.
Lead guitarist of The Seminal Rats,
Student, heroin overdose led to large-scale anti-drugs press campaign
Artist, heroin and temazepam overdose.
Guitarist with The Guess Who, kidney failure after sustained drug abuse.
Guitarist, songwriter, complications from lung cancer caused by excessive cigarette smoking.
Country musician, alcohol poisoning.
Musician, Crazy Horse, drug overdose or drugs with alcohol (disputed).
Racecar driver, drug overdose.
Musician, Canned Heat, drug overdose
Musician, The Beach Boys, alcohol-related drowning.
Musician, drugs and probably alcohol.
Actor, author and comedian of Carry On fame, overdose of barbiturates (accidental or suicide).
Pornographic actress, overdose on alprazolam, chloral hydrate and alcohol.
Musician, lead singer Mother Love Bone, Malfunkshun, heroin overdose.
schoolgirl, cerebral edema, caused by water intoxication and resultant hyponatremia after taking ecstasy.
Actress, drowned when intoxicated.
British TV presenter & author, partner of deceased INXS star, Michael
Hutchence, heroin overdose.