Famous People Who Overdosed
Meet famous icons such as Elvis Presley, Chris Farley, and Judy Garland who died from drug or alcohol-related causes or complications.
Film Actor / 1979 - 2008
Heath Ledger was an Academy Award-winning, Australian actor best known for his roles in Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight. He died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2008.
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