Freud to Winehouse: 47 Alcohol & Drug Related Celebrity Deaths


Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: July 29, 2011

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

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