Celebrities that have died from overdosing on sleeping pills are at least three:
Marilyn Monroe was born June 1, 1926 and died on August 5, 1962 due to an overdose of barbiturates. Barbiturates are a kind of sedative. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding her death. People think she may have been murdered due to the fact that she was having an affair with President John F. Kennedy. It has been thought that she found out information that she wasn't supposed to be privy to. Even though Marilyn Monroe acted like a dumb blonde in many of her movies she actually had a very high I. Q. of about 140.
She died at the young age of 36, and had been having health problems for several years before she died. It was reported that she had a troubled upbringing and that she was married three times. She appeared in many movies such as the Seven Year Itch and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She had great comedic insight and she was a very sexy actress.
You find yourself thinking, why does someone who has it all in life, have to take sleeping pills? Why do we find so many celebrities abusing prescriptions and illegal drugs in the first place? Is is because they have so much time and money on their hands, with no real responsibility in their lives that makes them become pill popping demons? Do they have access to celebrity induced doctors that allow them to take too many pills?
Another case in point is Elvis Presley who died of a heart attack while trying to go to the bathroom. The coroner said he died while constipated. Elvis Presley as everyone knows did not eat a healthy diet. We are all aware of his fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, but not many people know that he died while trying to go tot he bathroom. He had been popping a large mix of drugs for several years before his death, such as uppers, downers. All of which were prescribed by a doctor who didn't seem to realize that he was doing any harm to The King of Rock n' Roll.
Elvis Presley who was born on January 8, 1935, and died August 16, 1977 recorded many rock and roll songs in his day that were tremendous hits such as Jailhouse Rock and Hound Dog. He starred in many chartbusting movies as well where he and the gang would erupt into one of his hit songs. Possibly his lifestyle where he would be up late doing shows and then having a hard time coming down from the 'high' of performing were too much for The King.
Many people have sleeping problems and after so many nights or even years of battling insomnia take sleeping pills to help get a good nigh of sleep. People all have different work schedules and pressures put on them from everyday life. Many celebrities fly from one end of the planet to another and find it difficult to fall asleep when they are forced to change their behavioral patterns. So they end up taking sleeping pills and taking other drugs during the day to get that extra excited feeling so desperately needed to enthrall an audience.
Australian actor Heath Ledger's recent death from an overdose of many prescription drugs once again brings sleeping pills and other legal drugs to the forefront of just how much is too much. At the time of his death Ledger was ingesting the following; oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, tempazepam, alprazdam, and doxylamine. All of these drugs were found in his body according to the coroner's report. Ledger was only 29 years old, and this is just another case of a celebrity abusing prescription pills in order to find inner peace. Heath Ledger acted in movies such as Brokeback Mountain and as the Joker in the recent movie, The Dark Knight.
It's sad to say that celebrities can take sleeping pills and overdose, bringing a tragic end to a talented life way too early. Out of these three stars, Elvis Presley was the oldest celeb to die so very young at the age of 42. Possibly if these stars weren't given these drugs then they would have lived a longer life. But obvioulsy each one of these stars were given these drugs by medical professionals, and their conditions should have been monitored more correctly. Copyright 2011, written by Kate Johns a talented writer, who started her career creating greeting card sayings in 2004.