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Famous people who died from an overdose.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who died from a drug overdose or combined-drug intoxication.

This list is ordered by the person's date of death.

Michael K. Williams

Actor. Deceased
Died on September 6th, 2021
Died at the age of 54
Drug overdose.

DMX

Rapper. Deceased
Died on April 9th, 2021
Died at the age of 50
Drug overdose.

Juice Wrld

Rapper. Deceased
Died on December 8th, 2019
Died at the age of 21
Toxic levels of oxycodone and codeine.

Mac Miller

Rapper. Deceased
Died on September 7th, 2018
Died at the age of 26
Accidental drug overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol.

Lil Peep

Rapper. Deceased
Died on November 15th, 2017
Died at the age of 21
Drug overdose.

Tom Petty

Musician. Deceased
Died on October 2nd, 2017
Died at the age of 66
Mixed drug toxicity.

Prince

Singer. Deceased
Died on April 21st, 2016
Died at the age of 57
Overdose of fentanyl.

Chyna

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on April 17th, 2016
Died at the age of 46
Accidental drug overdose.

Peaches Geldof

English model. Deceased
Died on April 7th, 2014
Died at the age of 25
Heroin overdose.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor. Deceased
Died on February 2nd, 2014
Died at the age of 46
Acute mixed drug intoxication.

Lisa Robin Kelly

Actress. Deceased
Died on August 15th, 2013
Died at the age of 43
Combined drug intoxication.

Cory Monteith

Actor. Deceased
Died on July 13th, 2013
Died at the age of 31
Heroin overdose.

Amy Winehouse

Singer. Deceased
Died on July 23rd, 2011
Died at the age of 27
Alcohol poisoning.

Lance Cade

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on August 13th, 2010
Died at the age of 29
Mixed drug intoxication.

Paul Gray

American musician. Deceased
Died on May 24th, 2010
Died at the age of 38
Accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl.

DJ AM

American disk jockey. Deceased
Died on August 28th, 2009
Died at the age of 36
Drug overdose.

Michael Jackson

Singer. Deceased
Died on June 25th, 2009
Died at the age of 50
Propofol overdose.

Test

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on March 13th, 2009
Died at the age of 33
Accidental overdose of oxycodone.

Heath Ledger

Actor. Deceased
Died on January 22nd, 2008
Died at the age of 28
Drug overdose.

Ike Turner

Musician. Deceased
Died on December 12th, 2007
Died at the age of 76
Cocaine overdose.

Anna Nicole Smith

Model. Deceased
Died on February 8th, 2007
Died at the age of 39
Accidental overdose of sleeping medication.

Bam Bam Bigelow

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on January 19th, 2007
Died at the age of 45
Toxic levels of cocaine and anti-anxiety drugs.

ODB

Rapper. Deceased
Died on November 13th, 2004
Died at the age of 35
Lethal mixture of cocaine and the prescription drug tramadol.

Curt Hennig

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on February 10th, 2003
Died at the age of 44
Acute drug intoxication.

Rob Pilatus

German singer. Deceased
Died on April 3rd, 1998
Died at the age of 32
Alcohol and prescription drug overdose.

Chris Farley

Actor. Deceased
Died on December 18th, 1997
Died at the age of 33
Drug overdose.

River Phoenix

Actor. Deceased
Died on October 31st, 1993
Died at the age of 23
Drug overdose on cocaine and heroin.

Len Bias

Basketball player. Deceased
Died on June 19th, 1986
Died at the age of 22
Cocaine overdose.

John Belushi

Actor. Deceased
Died on March 5th, 1982
Died at the age of 33
Drug overdose.

Sid Vicious

Musician. Deceased
Died on February 2nd, 1979
Died at the age of 21
Drug overdose.

Keith Moon

Drummer. Deceased
Died on September 7th, 1978
Died at the age of 32
Overdose of alcohol withdrawal drugs.

Tommy Bolin

American guitarist. Deceased
Died on December 4th, 1976
Died at the age of 25
Overdose of heroin.

Anissa Jones

Child actress. Deceased
Died on August 28th, 1976
Died at the age of 18
Severe drug overdose.

Gram Parsons

Singer. Deceased
Died on September 19th, 1973
Died at the age of 26
Overdose of morphine and alcohol.

Sonny Liston

Boxer. Deceased
Died on December 30th, 1970
Died at the age of 38
Suspected heroin overdose.

Janis Joplin

Singer. Deceased
Died on October 4th, 1970
Died at the age of 27
Heroin overdose.

Judy Garland

Actress. Deceased
Died on June 22nd, 1969
Died at the age of 47
Drug overdose.

Marilyn Monroe

Actress / Model. Deceased
Died on August 4th, 1962
Died at the age of 36
Drug overdose.

Statistics.

A few statistics about celebrity overdoses.

  • Using the list above, the average age for a celebrity to die from an overdose is 36.
  • The median age is 33.
  • Men made up the majority of this category. 76% of these deaths were male, whereas only 24% were female.

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