Unfortunately, struggles with drugs are all too common in Hollywood. Here are other celebrities who tragically died due to drugs.
Singer Amy Winehouse died in 2011 at the age of 27 due to alcohol poisoning.
Anna Nicole Smith
Actress Anna Nicole Smith died in 2007 at the age of 39 after mixing methadone, chloral hydrate, and depression/anxiety drugs.
Chris Farley, known for “Saturday Night Live,” “Tommy Boy,” and “Black Sheep,” died in 1997 at the age of 33 of a cocaine and morphine overdose.
Cory Monteith was still starring in “Glee” at the time of his death in 2013. Mixing heroin and alcohol ended his life at 31.
Legendary singer Elvis Presley died in 1977 at the age of 42. Though he died of cardiac arrhythmia, there were 14 drugs identified in his system by the toxicology report including: morphine, codeine, and methaqualone.
Heath Ledger died of a lethal mix of drugs in 2008 at the age of 28. He received a posthumous Oscar for his role as the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.”
Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 at the age of 27 due to barbiturate intoxication.
Comedian John Belushi — who gained popularity from “SNL,” “Animal House,” and “The Blues Brothers” — died in 1982 at the age of 33 from a cocaine and heroin overdose.
Judy Garland — who played Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” — died in 1969 at the age of 47 from a barbiturate overdose.
Michael Jackson died in 2009 at the age of 50 from mixing drugs like propofol and lorazepam.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman — known for roles in “Capote,” “The Hunger Games” series, and “The Big Lebowski” — died in 2014 from a mix of drugs including heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines. He was 46.
Prince died in 2016 at the age of 57 from an opioid overdose.
“Stand by Me” star River Phoenix died in 1993 at the age of 23 from a cocaine and heroin overdose.
Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland died in 2015 from a mix of drugs including cocaine, MDA, and ethanol. He was 48.
Whitney Houston died in 2012, at the age of 48, from cocaine and heart disease.