23 Celebrities Who Died from an Overdose By Author Kay D. Rhodes at Oct 16, 2015 • Category R.I.P. It’s both tragic and true:Far too many celebrities have lost their lives to a drug overdose.We send our best wishes to the loved ones of these late stars and we hope they are resting in peace…1Prince About six weeks after he passed away at home in Minnesota, it was confirmed that Prince died of an opiate overdose. Sad stuff.2Whitney Houston Whitney Houston passed away from a cocaine overdose and drowning on February 11, 2012. The legendary singer was 49 years old.3Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead by a friend on Super Bowl Sunday in 2014. The Oscar-winning star was 46 at the time and a medical examiner declared that Hoffman died from a mixture of heroin, cocaine and amphetamines.4Peaches Geldof Peaches Geldof, 25, died in April 7 at her home in Wrotham, England. A few months later, a British coroner officially ruled that Geldof had died of a heroin overdose. 5Lisa Robin Kelly Lisa Robin Kelly died in her sleep from multiple drug intoxification on August 14, 2013. She was 43 years old at the time.6Cory Monteith Rest in peace, Cory Monteith. The Glee star died from a mixture of heroin and champagne on July 13, 2013. The incident followed a night out with friends in Vancouver. He was 31.7Amy Winehouse We still remember where we were when Amy Winehouse died from alcohol intoxication on July 23, 2011, at her home in England. She was just 27 at the time.8Heath Ledger Heath Ledger was found dead on January 22, 2008. Only 28 years old, it determined that the Oscar-winner had died from a fatal combination of painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills.9Brad Renfro Brad Renfro died from a heroin overdose on January 15, 2008, in Los Angeles. He was only 25.10Anna Nicole Smith Anna Nicole Smith died at 39. The troubled model passed away from a combination of prescription drugs on February 8, 2007.11Mitch Hedberg Comedian Mitch Hedberg died from a heroin overdose on March 29, 2005, in Livingston, New Jersey. He was just 37.12Ol’ Dirty Bastard Ol’ Dirty Bastard died from a mixture of cocaine and a prescription pain killer back in November of 2004. The rapper, whose real name was Russell Tyrone Jones, passed away two days short of what would have been his 36th birthday.13Chris Farley Chris Farley passed in his Chicago apartment on December 18, 1997. Later, medical examiners determined that Farley overdosed on a mixture of heroin, cocaine and morphine.14River Phoenix River Phoenix died on Halloween night in 1993. Toxicology tests showed high amounts of cocaine and morphine in the system of this 23-year old actor.15John Belushi Many still can’t believe John Belushi is gone. The comedian/actor was found dead in his room at the Chateau Marmont on March 5, 1982. He was 33 at the time.16Jim Morrison Jim Morrison passed away from a heroin overdose on July 3, 1971. The beloved Doors singer was just 27 years old.17Janis Joplin Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose in her Los Angeles residence on October 4, 1970. She was also just 27 at the time.18Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix chocked on his own vomit after passing out from a heavy dose of barbiturates on September 18, 1970, in London.19Bobbi Kristina Brown Authorities are yet to reveal the exact cause of death for Bobbi Kristina Brown. But it is widely believed drugs played a huge role in causing her to never regain consciousness after she passed out in a bathtub.20Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe was found dead from a barbituate overdose on August 5, 1962. The incident took place in her Los Angeles home and she is still widely talked about today.21Lenny Bruce Lenny Bruce was found with his clothes off, dead on his bathroom floor in Hollywood Hills, California on August 3, 1966. He had a morphine needle still in his arm.22Judy Garland Judy Garland, forever best known for her role in The Wizard of Oz, died from a barbituate overdose on June 22, 1969, in London. She was 47 years old.23Mac Miller Only 26 years old, the rapper died in September of 2018. May he rest in peace.