Famous Alcoholics - List of Famous Alcoholics

Hear the term ‘death caused by alcoholism’ and an onslaught of big names rush to mind who were once in their peak of careers but had to lose it all to alcoholism. Alcoholism is termed as the illness where the alcoholic has developed a distinct desire and affinity toward consuming alcohol beyond their capacity to control it. Not only does an alcoholic develop an enormous craving for alcohol, they often yield to the craving at the worst possible times. Some of the symptoms that most alcoholics show are drinking alone, blacking out, nauseous and profusely sweating when not being able to drink. Though many claim that alcohol isn’t holding the reins of their life but alcoholism is a gradual process which could take months or years to turn into a problem. Deaths by alcohol overdose makes up to almost 4% of all deaths worldwide. Things go downhill when alcoholism damages the liver, causing terrible complications that lead to fatal deaths. The Hollywood industry isn’t void of alcoholism either. Many singers and actors have unfortunately bid farewell to their career and life by surrendering to alcoholism. Some of the personalities have made it to the spotlight for their overt drinking problem resulting in either arrest or other violations. Celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Stephen Tyler, Mel Gibson have all admitted to the fact that alcohol has been ruling their lives. Though there are many who have succumbed to it and many who are still caught up in this deadly habit, alcoholism still remains to be one of the main reasons for a downfall in careers and lives. Keep reading and you might be surprised to know more about these famous people who struggled with alcoholism.

This is a list of all the alcoholics- there could be some names you never thought you'd see!

The Most Famous Alcoholics

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Mike TysonJune 30, 1966AmericanMike Tyson is a former heavyweight boxing champion, known for his ferocious and intimidating style
Stevie Ray VaughanOctober 3, 1954AmericanStevie Ray Vaughan was an American guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter and the founding member of the band ‘Double Trouble’
Joaquin PhoenixOctober 28, 1974AmericanJoaquin Phoenix is a famed actor of Hollywood known for the films, ‘Walk the Line’ and ‘Gladiator’
Richard LewisJune 29, 1947AmericanRichard Lewis is an American comedian
Robert MitchumAugust 6, 1917AmericanRobert Mitchum was a prolific American actor who appeared in over 110 films and TV series over the course of his career
Kate MossJanuary 16, 1974BritishKate Moss is an English supermodel and fashion designer
Shane MacGowanDecember 25, 1957BritishShane MacGowan is an English-Irish musician, singer and songwriter of the Celtic punk band, ‘The Pogues’
Cat StevensJuly 21, 1948BritishCat Stevens is a British singer-songwriter who spends a lot of his time in philanthropic and educational causes for the Muslim society
Sean YoungNovember 20, 1959AmericanSean Young is an American actress who has worked with some of the top directors in Hollywood
Keith UrbanOctober 26, 1967Australian, American, New ZealanderKeith Urban is a Grammy Award winning country music singer and guitarist
Corey Haim

Corey Haim

Corey Ian Haim was a Canadian actor who was quite popular during the 1980s as a teen idol

CanadianDecember 23, 1971266 views

Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret is a famous Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer

SwedishApril 28, 1941121 views

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins is considered to be one of the greatest actors ever

BritishDecember 31, 1937161 views

Peter O'Toole

Peter Seamus O'Toole was a British-Irish stage and film actor

IrishAugust 2, 1932116 views

Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift was an American film and stage actors

AmericanOctober 17, 1920145 views

Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood is an English musician, guitarist, bassist, songwriter and artist

BritishJune 1, 1947134 views

Amy Jade Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was a highly talented yet troubled singer-songwriter

BritishSeptember 14, 1983106 views

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American writer and journalist, who is considered to be the founder of the ‘gonzo journalism’

AmericanJuly 18, 1937105 views

Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was an American was a serial killer and a sex offender

AmericanMay 21, 1960210 views

Stephen Foster

Stephens Collins Foster was an American composer and songwriter, known mainly for his parlor and minstrel music

AmericanJuly 4, 1826125 views