The road to fame is littered with pressure, temptation, and hardly ever being told “no.” It’s extremely easy for celebrities to fall into the rabbit hole of addiction; this is so true that many times we are surprised to find a celebrity who hasn’t battled with substance abuse, or at least piqued the interest of fans, onlookers, and paparazzi as they are photographed stumbling out of a club several times a week. All too often, the lives of some of the most popular celebrities derail into a downward spiral. Sometimes they are lucky and get the help that they so desperately need to overcome the obstacles that have been created in their lives. Other times, however, we tune in as the tumultuous lives of celebrities are reported, and hear about them ruining their careers, relationships, and anything in their path from the inside out. Sometimes they even lose their lives as a result of the pressure they were under, the vices they adopted to deal, and the addictions that they eventually fell victim to.
Check out the infographic below for some of the most well-known celebrity addiction-fueled deaths. Some are members of the kind of creepy and also quite interesting “Club 27,” the way-too-many-for-this-to-be-mere-coincidence list of celebrities who died at the age of just 27, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, and most recently, Amy Winehouse.
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