Cory Monteith, who played Finn on ‘Glee,’ was found dead in his Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver on July 13th, 2013. Monteith, who was open about his battle with substance abuse, entered rehab in March 2013 for a month-long program.
Cory Monteith Found Dead In Vancouver!
On June 19, 2013, The Sopranos star James Gandolfini died of a suspected heart attack in Italy.
Michael Jackson passed away at the age of 50 on June 25, 2009 from an accidental drug overdose. He was preparing to perform a record number of shows at London’s O2 area, and was in the middle of rehearsals when his doctor accidentally administered too much medication to the singer.
Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away
on May 4, 2012 at the age of 47 after battling cancer.
On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston died in Beverly Hills before a pre-Grammy award show. While there is still no confirmed cause of death, prescription drugs were reportedly found on the scene, and the singer was found in a bathtub by rapper Ray J.
Mikey Welsh, former bassist for the band Weezer, passed away on October 8 in a Chicago hotel room at the age of 40. He mysteriously predicted his death when he tweeted: “Dreamt I died in Chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). Need to write my will today. Correction — the weekend after next.” The Daily Mail is reporting that it was a possible drug overdose.
Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home on July 23, 2011.
Sky News reported that her death was from an apparent drug overdose.
Heath Ledger tragically passed away from an accidental drug overdose on January 22, 2008 at the age of 28 in NYC. Many believed the intensity of his role as the Joker in the Batman film ‘The Dark Knight’ led to use of prescription drugs. Despite the tragedy, that same role won him a posthumous Oscar for best supporting actor.
Brittany Murphy’s life ended at just 29 years old, but the impact she made on Hollywood was huge. She passed away in December of 2009 from what was eventually ruled an accidental combination of pneumonia, iron deficiency and multiple prescription drugs.
80s film star Corey Haim passed away from a drug overdose on March 10, 2010 at the age of 38. The star had battled addiction for a number of years.
Ryan Dunn died in a car accident at the age of 34 on June 20, 2011. Best known for his antics on MTV’s ‘Jackass,’ the star’s BAC level was over twice the legal limit at the time of the crash.
Comedian Greg Giraldo died on September 29, 2010 days after being
rushed to the hospital for a drug overdose. He was 44 years old.
Rapper Nate Dogg died on March 15, 2011 from complications due to a number of strokes.
Anna Nicole Smith died at the age of 39 on February 8, 2007, only five months after giving birth to her daughter Danielynn and her son Daniel died at the age of 20.
Rich Cronin made his mark on the music industry with the group LFO before passing away from leukemia at the age of 35 in 2010.
Natasha Richardson’s jarring death shook Hollywood to its core, as the
45-year-old beauty died after hitting her head while skiing in 2009.
DJ AM narrowly escaped death in a plane crash in September 2008, and he was found dead almost a year later (August of 2009) in New York City from a drug overdose. He DJ AM .