5 Celebrity Deaths that Could Have Been Avoided

Feb 5, 2014 at 7:00 am |
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With another famous actor found dead in his New York City apartment full of heroin, the world is buzzing about the dangers of drug use and yet another celebrity tragedy.  What makes a successful, wealthy actor or actress take that first hit of an illegal drug?  Could any of these deaths been avoided?

5.  Philip Seymour Hoffman


Following the footsteps of singer Janis Joplin, who died of a heroin overdose in 1970, Philip Seymour Hoffman was discovered February 2, 2014 in his New York City apartment dead with a heroin syringe still in his arm.

With another famous actor found dead in his New York City apartment full of heroin, the world is buzzing about the dangers of drug use and yet another celebrity tragedy. What makes a successful, wealthy actor or actress take that first hit of an illegal drug? Could any of these deaths been avoided?