Kurt Cobain, former front man of Nirvana, killed himself in 1994 at the age of 27.
During the last years of his life, Cobain abused heroin, at least in part to help manage the pain of chronic stomach condition.
I met Jay when he was eight months sober, and his reputation preceded him.He died in 1966 after reportedly overdosing on heroin.Jazz singer Billie Holiday struggled with heroin and alcohol abuse for much of her career.He did go to rehab in 1992 after learning he was going to be a father, but he began using again not long after finishing the program.Legendary singer and songwriter Janis Joplin struggled with heroin addiction from very early in her career.The reports conflict about whether he died at a Paris nightclub or at home in his bathtub, but it is clear that heroin was a factor.Jazz musician Miles Davis reportedly used drugs, including cocaine, at different points in his career, and he reached breaking point in the late 70s.She died later that year, and was arrested in her hospital room as she was dying for drug possession.Actor Russell Brand, known for films like Get Him to the Greek and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, struggled with heroin addiction early in his career, but has reportedly been clean since 2003. If it’s been a particularly bad relapse, I’ll swear I’ll never go back. When the addict in him appears, as it invariably does, I take that as a cue to leave—and I’ll yell a bit, and run away back to my own sober life to lick my wounds until he gets clean again.