Born To Be Wild! 29 Celebrity Motorcycle Injuries & Deaths (and 10 Safety Tips)

    There's a daredevil in all of us.  Steppenwolf's Born to Be Wild (from Easy Rider) accompanies the video below  which is a compendium of celebrities who have been injured or killed in motorcycle crashes.  The video also includes 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips!

    Click on the photos below the video to find out how the celebrity was injured or killed.  Most importantly, if you ride, ride safely and be defensive.  Other drivers may not be looking out for you!

Click on Each Picture Below

For Details of Their Motorcycle Crash

   Clooney, Larson 01 Fonda 01  Idol 01

Lawrence 01  Schwarzenegger 01 Mitchell 01

Bourdon 01 Allman 01   Pitt 01

  Hutton 01  Kitano 01 Tyler 01

The video has yet more celebrities involved in motorcycle accidents.  Here's a complete list of the celebrities included in the video:

George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dean McDermott, Lauren Hutton, Jeremy Lusk, Ben Roethlisberger, Daryl Mitchell aka Chill, Kerry Von Erich, Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Ann-Margaret, Kellen Winslow, Jr., Takeshi Kitano, Steven Tyler, Erik Estrada, T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). Adrien Brody, Bob Dylan, Don Rich, Gerard Depardieu, Ken Wahl, Seal, “Big” John Studd, Brad Pitt, Billy Idol, Gale Harold, Peter Fonda, Gary Busey, Luc Bourdon

Drive Safely!

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Freud to Winehouse: 47 Alcohol & Drug Related Celebrity Deaths

1915-1959 44 02 Billie Holiday 1924-1989 59 Truman Capote 1970-1993 23 River Phoenix 1926-1962 36 Marilyn Monroe 

1942-1970 27 Jimi Hendrix 1922-1969 47 Judy Garland  1979-2008 28 Heath Ledger 1958-2009 50 Michael Jackson

Amy winehouse drawing 1887-1914 27 Georg Trakl 1906-1972 65 George Sanders 1899-1960 61 Phyllis Haver   

Who are these celebrities whose pain was numbed, and eventually silenced, by drugs or alcohol? Watch the video below. They're all in there along with 35 other tragic personae.

   The tragedy of Amy Winehouse's death has eaten away at me over the last week. Why? Well, not because I was a great fan of Amy Winehouse. In reality, I wouldn't know her music if it bit me on the…  However, it got me to thinking about all of the celebrities who have died at the hands of alcohol and/or drugs.  So I Googled the issue and came up with too many to list here – but not too many to put into a short video of many of these celebs with pictures, year born, year died and age at death.  I added a bit of music "Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World" by Israel Kamakawio'ole.

    As a point of clarification, Sigmund Freud's drug related death was actually an assisted suicide as the pain of cancer became too much for him. Betty Ford's picture is included in the video to remind people that help is available to those who need it (click here for the Betty Ford Clinic).

Please watch the video and click here for some relevant links

Please share this video on your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media accounts. Of course, you can also share it the old-fashoned way: Via e-mail!!!  Maybe it will help to save at least one person's life