Rock Musicians Who Have Died From Drugs

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Rock Musicians Who Have Died From Drugs: not finished. If anyone knows of any additions, please post
*Average age of death: 31 years old*
*Most common drug: Heroin*

Alan Wilson (Canned Heat) - Unspecified Drugs - Age 27
Andrew Wood (Mother Love Bone) - Heroin - Age 24
Billy Murcia (New York Dolls) - Alcohol, Other Drugs - Age 21
Bob Stinson (Replacements) - Long Term Drug Use - Age 35
Bradley Nowell (Sublime) - Heroin - Age 28
Brent Mydland (Grateful Dead) - Speedball - Age 38
Brian Cole (Association) - Heroin - Age 28
Carl Crack (Atari Teenage Riot) - Alcohol - Age 30
Casey Calvert (Hawthorne Heights) - Hydrocodone/APAP - Age 26
Danny Whitten (Crazy Horse) - Heroin - Age 29
Darby Crash (The Germs) - Heroin - Age 22
Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones) - Heroin - Age 50
Dimwit (D.O.A.) - Heroin
Dwayne Goettel (Skinny Puppy) - Heroin - Age 31
Elvis Presley - Assorted Drugs - Age 42
Erik "Grim" Brodreskift (Gorgoroth) - Unspecified Pills - Age 29
Frankie Lymon (The Teenagers) - Heroin - Age 25
Gary Thain (Uriah Heap) - Heroin - Age 27
GG Allin - Heroin - Age 36
Gidget Gein (Marilyn Manson) - Heroin - Age 39
Gram Parsons (The Byrds) - Alcohol, Morphine - Age 26
Gregory Herbert (Blood, Sweat & Tears) - Assorted Drugs - Age 28
Helno (Les Negresses Vertes) - Heroin - Age 29
Hillel Slovak (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - Speedball - Age 25
James Honeyman-Scott (The Pretenders) - Heroin - Age 25
James "The Rev" Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold) - Assorted Drugs - Age 28
Janis Joplin - Heroin - Age 27
Jay Bennett (Wilco) - Fentanyl - Age 45
Jay Reatard - Heroin, Alcohol - Age 29
Jesse Ed Davis - Heroin - Age 43
Jimi Hendrix - Assorted Drugs - Age 27
John Belushi (Blues Brothers) - Speedball - Age 33
John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) - Alcohol - Age 32
John Dougherty (Flipper - Heroin
John Kahn (Jerry Garcia Band) - Heroin - Age 49
John Panozzo (Styx) - Alcohol - Age 47
Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls) - Drugs - Age 38
Johnny Schou (Tickle Me Pink) - Heroin - Age 22
Jonathan Melvoin (Smashing Pumpkins) - Heroin - Age 34
Keith Moon (The Who) - Clomethiazole - Age 32
Kristen Pfaff (Hole) - Heroin - Age 24
Lester Bangs - Nyquil, Darvon, & Valium - Age 34
Malcolm Owen (Ruts) - Heroin - Age 24
Mike Bloomfield - Heroin - Age 37
Miss Christine (GTOs) - Drugs
Paul Butterfield (Butterfield Blues Band) - Long Term Drug Use - Age 44
Paul Gardiner (Tubeway Army) - Heroin - Age 26
Paul Gray (Slipknot) - Morphine - Age 38
Pete Farndon (The Pretenders) - Heroin - Age 30
Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) - Long Term Drug Use - Age 36
Rick Grech (Blind Faith, Family) - Alcohol - Age 44
Rob Jones (The Wonder Stuff) - Heroin - Age 29
Robbie McIntosh (Average White Band) - Heroin - Age 23
Robbin Crosby (Ratt) - Heroin - Age 43
Ron McKernan (Grateful Dead) - Alcohol - Age 27
Rory Gallagher - Alcohol - Age 47
Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) - Cocaine - Age 28
Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) - Heroin - Age 21
Steve Clark (Def Leppard) - Alcohol - Age 30
Tim Buckley - Heroin - Age 28
Tim Hardin - Heroin, Morphine - Age 39
Tim Hememsley (GOD) - Heroin - Age 31
Tommy Bolin (Deep Purple) - Cocaine, Morphine - Age 25
Townes Van Zandt - Alcohol - Age 52
Vinnie Taylor (Sha Na Na) - Heroin - Age 25
Wes Berggren (Tripping Daisy) - Cocaine - Age 28
West Arkeen - Opiates - Age 37
Will Shatter (Flipper) - Heroin - Age 31

Didn't a lot of these drug deaths also involve alcohol? And wasn't Bill Haley's death a brain tumor?

Also, weren't pretty much all of the drugs deaths heroin-related, with a couple involving cocaine? I'd just suggest making the categories alcohol, cocaine, and heroin (with combination deaths listed) and just calling the list "Rock musicians who have died from drugs."

You have quite a task ahead of you! There's quite a number, if I recall. Good job so far! :D

Hmmm...you're right, it was a tumor. He was known to be an alcoholic, however.

It will take a lot of research to organize the drug OD deaths into individual drugs, as many musicians used several drugs, but I'll look into it.

Cool, should be interesting. Am I right in thinking there are probably hundreds?

I still recommend calling the list "Rock musicians who have died from drugs" rather than "drugs/alcohol" (but mostly because it's one of my huge pet peeves when people refer to alcohol as being distinct from other recreational drugs - it isn't, and I've seen this bizarre, logically inconsistent, and unscientific classification cause all kinds of extremely dangerous behaviour, hypocrisy, and ignorant self-righteousness.).

I understand. Personally, I don't believe alcohol is any safer, but it is more accepted.

I am still researching musicians who have died from drugs, and many of the deaths aren't specified to a certain drug, but I'll do my best.

I guess it could be argued that John Belushi could go on the list, with his involvemnt as one of the Blues Brothers.

Jim Morrison(27) died shortly after taking heroin and drinking alcohol, although they technically said it was a heart attack. But they never did an autopsy.

Yeah, I researched him and couldn't find anything. If I can find anything substantial, I will include him on the list.