English actors who died due to Drug overdose

Here are 6 famous actors from England died in Drug overdose:

Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams (February 22, 1926 Islington-April 15, 1988 London Borough of Camden) also known as Kenneth Charles Williams, Casey, Ken or Kenny was an English actor, presenter and comedian.

Williams was best known for his appearances in the Carry On film series, where his comedic timing and unique way of delivering lines made him a fan favorite. He also starred in numerous radio and television shows, including Hancock's Half Hour and Just a Minute. In addition to his work in entertainment, Williams was a talented writer, publishing several books throughout his career. Despite his success, Williams struggled with depression and personal demons, and tragically took his own life at the age of 62. His legacy continues to live on through his iconic performances and contributions to British comedy.

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Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein (September 19, 1934 Liverpool-August 27, 1967 London) a.k.a. Brian Samuel Epstein, Epstein, Brian or Eppie was an English talent manager, businessperson, actor and impresario.

He is most famously known for managing The Beatles, shaping the band's image and helping them become a global phenomenon. Epstein also managed other musicians such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, and Billy J. Kramer.

Aside from his success in the music industry, Epstein also had an interest in theater and managed several successful stage productions in the 1960s. He even dabbled in film and produced the movie "A Hard Day's Night" which starred The Beatles.

Despite his immense success, Epstein struggled with personal demons and was plagued with drug addiction and depression throughout his life. Tragically, he passed away at the age of 32 from an accidental drug overdose. Epstein's contributions to the music industry and pop culture have had a lasting impact on generations to come.

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Trevor Goddard

Trevor Goddard (October 14, 1962 Croydon-June 7, 2003 North Hollywood) also known as Trevor Joseph Goddard was an English actor and professional boxer. He had one child, Travis Goddard.

Goddard started his career as a boxer, winning the novice class ABA championships in 1984. However, an injury forced him to retire from boxing and he turned to acting. He moved to Australia where he became a regular on the soap opera "The Young Doctors". He later moved to Los Angeles, where he appeared in several TV shows and movies, most notably as pirate 'Kragen' in the movie blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and as Lieutenant Commander Mic Brumby, a recurring character on the TV show "JAG". Goddard died in 2003 at the age of 40, and his death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

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John Bindon

John Bindon (October 4, 1943 Fulham-October 10, 1993 Chelsea) a.k.a. Biffo, John Dennis Arthur "Biffo" Bindon, John Dennis Arthur Bindon, John Binden, The Guv'nor or Big John was an English actor and bodyguard.

He was known for his connections to the London underworld and was rumored to have been involved in various criminal activities throughout his life. Bindon started his career as a bodyguard and appeared in several films including "Performance" (1970), "Get Carter" (1971) and "The Who's Quadrophenia" (1979). He gained further notoriety when he became romantically involved with Princess Margaret's lady-in-waiting, Lady Antonia Fraser. Bindon passed away at the age of 50 from AIDS-related complications.

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George Sanders

George Sanders (July 3, 1906 Saint Petersburg-April 25, 1972 Castelldefels) a.k.a. George Henry Sanders, Georges Sanders or Greer, Joann & Sanders, George was an English actor, composer, singer-songwriter and author.

Sanders began his acting career on the stage before transitioning to film in 1936 with the movie "Find the Lady." He quickly became known for his suave and sophisticated persona, starring in films such as "Rebecca," "All About Eve," and "The Picture of Dorian Gray." Sanders won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "All About Eve."

In addition to his successful acting career, Sanders was also a talented singer and songwriter. He recorded several albums including "The George Sanders Touch" and "The Sanders Touch: Songs for the Lovely Lady." Sanders also wrote several books, including his autobiography "Memoirs of a Professional Cad."

Despite his charmed life in Hollywood, Sanders struggled with depression and took his own life in 1972. He is remembered as a talented actor and multi-faceted artist.

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Gary Holton

Gary Holton (September 22, 1952 East End of London-October 25, 1985 Wembley) also known as Garry Frederick Holton was an English singer, singer-songwriter, actor and musician. He had one child, Red Holton.

Holton rose to fame as the lead singer of the London-based punk rock band, "The Heavy Metal Kids" in the early 1970s. He then went on to pursue a solo career in music, releasing several singles and albums throughout the 1980s.

Aside from his successful music career, Holton also appeared in several films and television shows. He is best known for his role as Wayne in the British TV series, "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet." Holton's acting career, however, was cut short by his untimely death due to a drug overdose at the age of 33.

Despite his short career in the entertainment industry, Holton was a beloved figure among fans and his contributions to music and acting continue to be remembered to this day.

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