Amy Winehouse’s Rehab song lyrics ring true for many celebrities, of all times. The stress of being famous raises the likelihood of trying out many recreational drugs. Some legal, most are not. And, as drugs go, “trying” often leads to doing it over and over again. Unfortunately, these celebrities tried, then got addicted – and paid the price with their lives.
1. Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger was a pretty boy with scene-stealing work under his belt. Unfortunately, as was later revealed, he’d been dealing with depression. He died of an overdose of prescription drugs. On the left, you see one of the last pictures of the versatile actor before he died. Horribly stressed and tired, Heath Ledger looks nothing like his usual self in that shot.