The celebrities who died from ‘drug overdoses’ at the height of their careers, from Brittany Murphy to Heath Ledger.


BRITTANY Murphy’s life and death will be explored during a two-night event called What Happened, Brittany Murphy? which will air October 14, 2021, on HBO Max.

However, the late actress, who was just 32 years old when she died, is one of many celebs who have passed away due to drug overdoses at the prime of their careers.

Brittany shot to fame as fresh-faced teenager Tia in the cult classic 90s movie Clueless.

Brittany was found dead at her home in Los Angeles on December 20, 2009.

The Los Angeles Coroner ruled her death was due to pneumonia, anemia, and drug intoxication due to prescription pills.

In the new documentary, make-up artist Trista Jordan – who worked with Brittany on her last film, 2009’s Something Wicked – reflected on the actress’ concerning appearance in her final months.

Trista said: “Her eyes were so sunken, and she just seemed so sad.”

Brittany’s mother Sharon Murphy and late husband Simon Monjack confirmed on Larry King Live that the actress’ final words were: “I’m dying. I’m going to die. Mommy, I love you.”

But tragedy did not stop there as five months after her death, her husband Simon was also found dead.

His cause of death was ruled to be the same as Brittany’s, creating suspicion among fans and family.

Unfortunately, his death did not stop him from being scrutinized as the new HBO documentary claims he “conned” the actress before her sudden death.

Director Cynthia Hill claimed Brittany was one of Simon’s “last victims.”

She said: “He was a disturbed individual who was used to conning people and Brittany was one of his last victims.

“There was a pattern of behavior that became very obvious the more research that we did.”

Just a few months after Brittany’s career ended so abruptly, Hollywood was rocked by the news that Heath Ledger had also been found dead in his home.

Heath accidentally overdosed on prescription drugs on January 22, 2008, during the editing of The Dark Knight, and midway through shooting his final movie, The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus.

He’d taken six types of drug, and the toxicology report states: “We have concluded that the manner of death is an accident, resulting from the abuse of prescribed medications.”

Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell stepped in to complete filming for Heath’s character Tony in Terry Gilliam’s film.

Claims that playing the Joker had pushed Heath to overdose were also trashed by director Gilliam, who said at the time: “Heath was so solid. His feet were on the ground and he was the least neurotic person I’ve ever met.”

It’s more likely Heath’s insomnia led him to self-medicate, a theory that… Brinkwire Brief News.


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