8 Celebs Who Lost Their Battle With Addiction
The death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman this past weekend calls to mind other stars who’ve lost their battle with addiction and left this world far too soon and in far too of an undignified manner. These 10 talented people could not overcome their addictions and lost their lives as a result. May they all rest in peace. If you or someone in your life is battling substance abuse, please reach out for help.
1. Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston was a legendary beauty with a gorgeous voice and a very public addiction to crack cocaine and prescription pills. Years of drug abuse took their toll on the singer’s appearance and reputation and her volatile relationship with her ex husband and fellow addict didn’t help the situation for Whitney. In February 2012, Whitney Houston was found dead in her bathtub in her room at Los Angeles’s Beverly Hilton hotel. She was in town for the Grammy Awards. She drowned in the tub after an overdose of cocaine, Xanax, and alcohol.