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Actress Elizabeth Peña's Death Caused By Alcohol Abuse

By Shawn Dwyer

The La Bamba actress died from cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol. MORE  

Death Of 'Patriot' Child Star Ruled an Accidental Overdose

By McCarton Ackerman

Skye McCole Bartusiak died of a mixture of painkillers and inhalants. MORE  

Marianne Faithfull Claims Her Drug Dealer Killed Jim Morrison

By John Lavitt

The British singer-songwriter has alleged her drug dealer boyfriend injected The Lizard King with a fatal shot of heroin. MORE  

Rob Schneider Blames Big Pharma For Death of Robin Williams

By McCarton Ackerman

The Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo actor took to Twitter to vent about the side effects of prescription drugs. MORE  

Robin Williams Was In Early Stages of Parkinson's, Wife Says

By Shawn Dwyer

The actor's wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement describing his mental state at the time of his death. MORE  

Did Robin Williams Show Signs of Depression?

By Shawn Dwyer

According to the Los Angeles Times, the actor's friends saw him slowly slipping away due to mounting pressures and declining health. MORE  

Robin Williams Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

By Shawn Dwyer

The Oscar-winning actor and comedian recently went back to rehab. (**Updated**) MORE  

Director Anton Corbjin Talks Working With Philip Seymour Hoffman

By Paul Gaita

The director described Hoffman as "full of life" while working with the actor on A Most Wanted Man. MORE  

Inquest Confirms Peaches Geldof Had Heroin In Home Before Death

By McCarton Ackerman

A significant amount of heroin and a wide range of drug paraphernalia were found by police after her overdose death in April. MORE  

Peaches Geldof Called Heroin ‘Bleak Drug’ Weeks Before Death

By McCarton Ackerman

Geldof made her comments in reference to Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin overdose earlier this year. MORE  

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