Hollywood actor Michael K Williams, known for his roles in television series like The Wires, died on Monday at the age of 54. According to reports, the actor was found dead in his New York apartment and the cause of death is suspected to be a drug overdose. The actor was quite open about his struggles with drug addiction and earlier this year he mentioned in a podcast that despite his rehab therapy, he was prone to relapses.
Marilyn monroeAs much as the Hollywood icon lit up the big screen with her presence, Monroe has had to deal with just as many mental health challenges and the pressures of being an actor. On August 5, 1962, Monroe was found dead in her Brentwood, California home surrounded by a pill bottle.
Michael jacksonThe King of Pop was found dead in his now infamous Neverland home on June 25, 2009. The singer had taken several drugs that allegedly helped him sleep. However, the singer suffered cardiac arrest and never woke up. Jackson’s personal physician was charged with manslaughter for giving him a lethal mixture of drugs that led to his death.
Elvis PresleyAnother Hollywood icon, singer and actor Presley was found dead in the bathroom of his home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977. The cause of his death was cardiac arrest, however, toxicology reports revealed high concentrations of drugs in his system.
Amy winehouseThe British singer and songwriter was found dead in her London apartment on July 23, 2011. At the age of 28, the singer died of alcohol poisoning. A coroner’s report after his death found Winehouse had a blood alcohol level of 0.416%, which was more than five times the legal limit for driving.
PrinceAmerican pop star Prince was found dead in her apartment on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. The singer died of an accidental overdose of the pain reliever fentanyl, a potent opioid.
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