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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7 thoughts on “Dead Celebs: Only the Good Die Young [Infographic]”
It’s so funny to see someone talking about the “Club 27” because my boyfriend is absolutely obsessed with it. He is very into music and plays guitar. Most of his favorite artists have passed away at this age and are actually on that list including Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix. Im going to have to bookmark this for him!
I think this is so sad. Talented people can’t live in reality and people respect them, I don’t get it. For me, I was truly sad to hear of Whitney Houston’s passing. She had such an amazing voice and she threw it away on drugs, she left a confused daughter, and we don’t know what road she will take. This is really a touchy subject for me. Some people its politics, but for me its drugs.
I completely understand! Drugs can be a touchy subject for me as well. My mother was a drug addict and alcoholic who ultimately lost custody of me and my younger sister when I was 10. I haven’t seen her in about 15 years, and through that experience, I have developed some pretty strong views on drugs, rehabilitation, and addicts in general. My apologies if this infographic triggered something in you.
LOL, I am loving these infrographics all over the place. Great information and fun to read through.
I’m glad you’re enjoying them! I am a big fan of infographics, so I’ll be sure to keep them coming!
Wow…. such sad thing when laid out like this. And Club 27 is such an eerie concept. Interesting to see written out like this!
It’s such a shame that those in the limelight are under such tremendous stress that they turn to drugs and substance abuse to cope. The 27 Club is kinda creepy!