Famous music stars died as a result of Heroin overdose

Here are 33 famous musicians from the world died in Heroin overdose:

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 Port Arthur-October 4, 1970 Hollywood) a.k.a. Joplin, Janis, Janis Lyn Joplin, janis_joplin, Pearl or Mary Jane was an American singer and songwriter.

Her most important albums: I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!, Pearl, In Concert, Janis, 18 Essential Songs, Absolute Janis, Super Hits, Collections, Anthology and Best of Janis Joplin. Her related genres: Psychedelic rock, Blues, Hard rock, Acid rock, Blues rock, Rock music, Folk music, Country and Soul music.

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John Belushi

John Belushi (January 24, 1949 Humboldt Park-March 5, 1982 Hollywood) a.k.a. John Adam Belushi, Jake Blues, "Joilet" Jake Blues, Jake, Kevin Scott or America's Guest was an American comedian, actor, screenwriter and musician.

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Robbin Crosby

Robbin Crosby (August 4, 1959 La Jolla-June 6, 2002 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Crosby, Robbin, Robb Lantz Crosby or King was an American musician, songwriter and guitarist.

Genres he performed: Hard rock, Glam metal and Heavy metal.

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Chris Farley

Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 Madison-December 18, 1997 Near North Side) also known as Christopher Crosby Farley or Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley was an American comedian, actor and stunt performer.

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Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious (May 10, 1957 Lewisham-February 2, 1979 Greenwich Village) also known as John Simon Ritchie, Vicious, Sid, John Beverley, The Sex Pistols, John Simon Richie, Simon Ritchie, Spikey John or John Simon Beverley was a British singer, musician, songwriter, composer and bassist.

His discography includes: Sid Vicious & Friends, Live at the Electric Ballroom, Never Mind the Reunion Here's Sid Vicious, Sid Dead Live, Sid Sings, Too Fast to Live... and The Vicious White Kids feat. Sid Vicious. Genres he performed: Punk rock and Rock music.

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River Phoenix

River Phoenix (August 23, 1970 Madras-October 31, 1993 West Hollywood) also known as River Jude Bottom, Rio, Riv, Phoenix, River or River Jude Phoenix was an American actor, musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, activist and environmentalist.

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Paula Yates

Paula Yates (April 24, 1959 Colwyn Bay-September 17, 2000 Notting Hill) a.k.a. Paula Elizabeth Yates or Yates, Paula was an English presenter and writer. Her children are called Peaches Geldof, Fifi Trixibelle Geldof, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof and Pixie Geldof.

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Layne Staley

Layne Staley (August 22, 1967 Kirkland-April 5, 2002 Seattle) also known as Staley, Layne, Layne T. Staley, Layne Elmer, Layne Thomas Staley or Alice was an American musician, singer-songwriter and lyricist.

Genres: Heavy metal, Alternative metal, Grunge, Alternative rock, Progressive rock, Sludge metal, Hard rock, Speed metal, Doom metal, Blues rock, Glam rock, Glam metal and Industrial rock.

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Robert Quine

Robert Quine (December 30, 1942 Akron-May 31, 2004 New York City) otherwise known as Quine, Robert was an American musician and guitarist.

His most recognized albums: Painted Desert, Basic and Escape. His related genres: Rock music.

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Bradley Nowell

Bradley Nowell (February 22, 1968 Belmont Shore-May 25, 1996 San Francisco) a.k.a. Bradley James Nowell or Brad was an American guitarist, songwriter, musician, record producer and singer. His child is called Jakob James Nowell.

Genres he performed include Punk rock, Ska, Alternative rock, Reggae, Alternative hip hop, Rock music, Ska punk, Reggae fusion, Hip hop music, Acoustic music and Reggae rock.

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Sonny Clark

Sonny Clark (July 21, 1931 Herminie-January 13, 1963 New York City) a.k.a. Clark, Sonny was an American jazz pianist.

His albums: Cool Struttin', Sonny's Crib, My Conception, Sonny Clark Quintets, Standards, Dial "S" for Sonny, Oakland 1955, Leapin' and Lopin', Blues Mambo and Sonny Clark Trio. Genres related to him: Hard bop and Jazz.

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Hillel Slovak

Hillel Slovak (April 13, 1962 Haifa-June 25, 1988 Hollywood) also known as Slovak, Hillel or Red Hot Chili Peppers was an American musician, songwriter and guitarist.

His related genres: Alternative rock, Funk rock, Punk funk, Punk rock and Funk metal.

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Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley (February 14, 1947 Washington, D.C.-June 29, 1975 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Timothy Charles Buckley III or Buckley, Tim was an American record producer, singer, singer-songwriter and songwriter. He had one child, Jeff Buckley.

His albums include Tim Buckley, Goodbye and Hello, Happy Sad, Blue Afternoon, Lorca, Starsailor, Greetings From L.A., Sefronia, Look at the Fool and Dream Letter: Live in London 1968. Genres he performed include Folk music, Funk, Jazz fusion, Experimental rock, Soul music, Traditional music and Psychedelic music.

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GG Allin

GG Allin (August 29, 1956 Lancaster-June 28, 1993 New York City) a.k.a. G.G. Allin or Allin, GG was an American singer, musician, singer-songwriter and actor.

His albums: You'll Never Tame Me, Suicidal Motherfucker (1987-1988), Rock 'n' Roll Terrorist, Aloha From Dallas, Freaks, Faggots, Drunks & Junkies, Public Animal #1, The Best of Suicide Sessions - Antisocial Personality Disorder Live, The Early Years (1976-1984), Dirty Love Songs and Doctrine of Mayhem. Genres he performed include Punk rock, Rock music, Spoken word, Country, Shock rock, Hardcore punk, Garage rock, Hard rock and Rock and roll.

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Dwayne Goettel

Dwayne Goettel (February 1, 1964-August 23, 1995 Edmonton) also known as Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, Dwayne R. Goettel, aDuck or Goettel, Dwayne Rudolph was a Canadian keyboard player.

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Mike Bloomfield

Mike Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 Chicago-February 15, 1981 San Francisco) a.k.a. Michael Bloomfield, Bloomfield, Mike or The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was an American singer, musician, guitarist, composer and film score composer.

His albums: Between a Hard Place and the Ground, Blues, Gospel and Ragtime Guitar Instrumentals, Essential Blues: 1964-1969, Knockin' Myself Out, The Best of Michael Bloomfield, Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West, The Gospel of Blues, It's Not Killing Me, I'm with You Always and American Hero. Genres he performed include Blues, Blues rock, Rock music and Chicago blues.

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Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg (February 24, 1968 Saint Paul-March 29, 2005 Livingston) a.k.a. Strategic Grill Locations, Mitchell Lee Hedberg, Hedberg, Mitch or Mitchell Lee "Mitch" Hedberg was an American comedian and actor.

His albums: Morbid Obscenity, Mitch All Together, Strategic Grill Locations and Do You Believe in Gosh?.

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Jackie Curtis

Jackie Curtis (February 19, 1947 New York City-May 15, 1985 New York City) a.k.a. Curtis, Jackie, John Curtis Holder, Jr. or John Holder Jr. was an American writer, actor and singer.

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Jonathan Melvoin

Jonathan Melvoin (December 6, 1961 Los Angeles-July 12, 1996 New York City) a.k.a. Jon Melvoin or Jonathan David Melvoin was an American musician and keyboard player.

Genres: Alternative rock and Pop music.

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Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood (January 8, 1966 Columbus-March 19, 1990 Seattle) also known as Andy Wood, Wood, Andrew, Landrew the Love Child or Andrew Patrick Wood was an American singer, musician and singer-songwriter.

Genres he performed: Rock music, Grunge, Glam rock, Alternative rock, Glam metal, Alternative metal and Hard rock.

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Jimmy McCulloch

Jimmy McCulloch (June 4, 1953 Dumbarton-September 27, 1979 Maida Vale) a.k.a. McCulloch, Jimmy was a Scottish musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter.

His related genres: Hard rock and Rock music.

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Kristen Pfaff

Kristen Pfaff (May 26, 1967 Buffalo-June 16, 1994 Seattle) also known as Pfaff, Kristen or Kristen Marie Pfaff was an American musician, bassist and songwriter.

Genres: Alternative rock, Grunge, Punk rock and Noise rock.

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Danny Whitten

Danny Whitten (May 8, 1943 Columbus-November 18, 1972 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Whitten, Danny was an American musician, songwriter and guitarist.

Genres he performed: Hard rock, Blues rock and Country rock.

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Jeremy Michael Ward

Jeremy Michael Ward (May 5, 1976-May 25, 2003) was an American guitarist and audio engineer.

His albums include Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Jeremy Michael Ward. His related genres: Ambient music, Reggae, Experimental music, Salsa music, Noise music and Dub.

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Warren Tartaglia

Warren Tartaglia (March 13, 1944-February 11, 1965) was an Italian , .

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Dick Twardzik

Dick Twardzik (April 30, 1931 Danvers-October 21, 1955 Paris) also known as Richard Twardzik or Twardzik, Richard was an American jazz pianist.

His discography includes: 1954 Improvisation, Trio and Köln Concert. Genres: Bebop.

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Frankie Lymon

Frankie Lymon (September 30, 1942 Harlem-February 27, 1968 Washington Heights) also known as The Teenagers, Frankie Lymon, Lymon, Frankie, Lymon, Frankie & Teenagers, The or Teenagers was an American singer, songwriter and composer.

Discography: Goody Goody / Creation of Love, Goody Goody and Goody Goody. Genres he performed: Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Rock music, Doo-wop, Swing music and Rock and roll.

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Tim Hardin

Tim Hardin (December 23, 1941 Eugene-December 29, 1980 Los Angeles) otherwise known as Timothy James Hardin or Hardin, Tim was an American singer.

His albums: 1+2, Suite for Susan Moore and Damion: We Are - One, One, All in One, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tim Hardin, Bird on a Wire, Hang on to a Dream: The Verve Recordings, Person to Person, Reason to Believe (The Best Of), Simple Songs of Freedom, This Is Tim Hardin and Tim Hardin 2. Genres he performed: Folk music.

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Dee Dee Ramone

Dee Dee Ramone (September 18, 1951 Fort Lee-June 5, 2002 Hollywood) also known as Dee Dee King, Dee Dee Ramone I.C.L.C. or Douglas Glenn Colvin was an American musician, songwriter, bassist and rapper.

His albums include Standing in the Spotlight, Hop Around, Greatest & Latest, Zonked!, Zonked/Ain't It Fun, Dee Dee Ramone, I Hate Freaks Like You, Funky Man, Too Tough to Die Live in NYC and Chinese Bitch. Genres he performed: Punk rock and Hip hop music.

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Dave Brockie

Dave Brockie (August 30, 1963 Ottawa-March 23, 2014 Richmond) a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, Cobb Knobbler, X-Patrolman Cobb Knobbler, Urungus, Oderus, Brockie , Dave, David Murray Brockie, David Brockie, GWAR or Slavepit was a Canadian singer, musician, bassist and actor.

Genres: Punk rock, Shock rock, Thrash metal, Heavy metal and Comedy rock.

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Howie Epstein

Howie Epstein (July 21, 1955 Milwaukee-February 23, 2003 Santa Fe) also known as Epstein, Howie was an American record producer and bassist.

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Jan Paul Beahm

Jan Paul Beahm (September 26, 1958 Los Angeles-December 7, 1980) a.k.a. Bobby Pyn, Darby Crash or Crash, Darby was an American singer and singer-songwriter.

Genres he performed: Punk rock and Hardcore punk.

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Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams (October 4, 1956 Palo Alto-November 21, 1992 California) was an American musician and singer-songwriter.

Genres he performed: Rock and roll, Punk rock and Post-punk.

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