The Aftermath Of Addiction: 15 Celebrities Who Died From Drug Overdoses

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Dorothy Dandridge

Beautiful, young, and an in-demand Hollywood actress, Dorothy Dandridge seemed to have it all. She was the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She died from a drug overdose of the tricyclic antidepressant, melipramine. It was September  8, 1965, several hours after talking with long-time friend, Gerry Brantonfound. Her body was discovered in her West Hollywood flat at 42 years old.

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