19 Celebrities Who Died Of Alcohol & Drug Overdoses (PHOTOS)

You see it so often in Hollywood, talented actors and musicians succumbing to fatal overdoses of drugs or alcohol -- sometimes both. Some live a public party life, so when news of their untimely death surfaces, few are surprised. But others struggle privately behind closed doors. 

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Whether it's prescription pills or street drugs, when the death involves a famous face, it draws attention to demons that neither money nor fame can tame. These 20 stars lost their lives to overdoses, but their legacy lives on in the body of work they left behind.

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