July 22, 2009

Celebrity Prescription Drug Overdoses

Here is a rundown of all the most famous prescription drug overdoses by celebrities over the years. This is an all too common story, and no matter how many times it happens, we never seem to learn. Maybe seeing all these great names together will drive the point home to somebody.

Celebrity Prescription Drug Overdoses

Kevyn Aucoin - photographer & make-up artist, died of kidney & liver failure from taking too much Tylenol, because of prescription painkillers addiction.

Lester Bangs - musicvwriter, died of an overdose of painkillers, possibly accidental.

Dorothy Dandridge
- legendary Black actress, singer, died of anti-depressant overdose.

Nick Drake - musician, anti-depressant overdose, disputed suicide.

Heath Ledger - actor, accidental death Combined Drug Intoxication of various prescription drugs, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, temazepam, and others.

Michael Jackson - Reported to have died from an overdose of medication, after a history of prescription drug addiction.

Celebrity Prescription Drug Overdoses

and on and on and on...

Posted at July 22, 2009 5:29 AM

Kevyn Aucoin may have been using pain killers but he also had a rare tumor of the pituitary which, if any of you know your anatomy is in the brain. Kinda makes it hard to treat or remove. Also, individuals with acromegaly are usually in a great deal of pain.

Posted by: Andrea at December 4, 2009 12:46 AM

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