Some of our most loved celebrities throughout the years have fallen victim to the epidemic of addiction, and found a most terminal fate. For some reason, the world loves to hear the stories of how those celebs found their way down that dark road to an out of control addiction. Sometimes it’s just a case of curiousity. For those of you who may be a bit younger, and don’t remember these tragedies first hand, you’ll want to read a bit. Whatever the case may be, here is a collective summary of just a few of our favorite tortured souls and the stories of their ultimate demise.
Elvis was found dead in the bathroom floor of his famous home in Memphis, TN, Graceland. His family has done everything they can to try and cover up his true cause of death, but the press settled upon a heart attack caused from prolonged heavy prescription pill usage. The cool part of this case is that Elvis’s autopsy results were legally sealed until the year 2027. So in a little over ten more years, the truth will be uncovered. It will be very interesting to see what the media does with the results once they are made available to the public.
One of the music world’s more recent losses is that of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The current young adults grew up listening to his music, and watching his videos. Just as with the death of Elvis, Michael Jackson’s death shocked fans all over the world. Again, as with most big celebrities, his death was shrouded in secrets. The general consensus is that he died of years worth of using heavy medications. His personal doctor was under heavy scrutiny for his liberal attitude towards providing Jackson with a dangerous cocktail in his final days.
Jim Morrison died of a heroin induced heart failure. The craziest part of this story is that it was sort of his wife, Pam’s, fault. Her drug of choice was heroin, and his was cocaine. The story basically says that Jim saw some white powder on the table. She told him it was cocaine fearing he might get upset. He snorted a line, and dropped to the floor. Pam and his surrounding friends put him in a warm bath and called for help. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The details of how exactly he died have always been a little unclear, as his wife suffered from a serious drug problem just like he did.
The most recent of the four stars on the list to pass away is Whitney Houston. After her last performance in Beverly Hills at an after party, she apparently went back to her hotel suite. She then proceeded to fill her body with five different “downers” and passed out in the bath tub. Her cause of death was ultimately determined to be drowning. It seems pretty obvious that the beautiful voice we grew up with decided to make the great escape.