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
|Mike Tyson||June 30, 1966||American||Mike Tyson is a former heavyweight boxing champion, known for his ferocious and intimidating style|
|Stevie Ray Vaughan||October 3, 1954||American||Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter and the founding member of the band ‘Double Trouble’|
|Joaquin Phoenix||October 28, 1974||American||Joaquin Phoenix is a famed actor of Hollywood known for the films, ‘Walk the Line’ and ‘Gladiator’|
|Richard Lewis||June 29, 1947||American||Richard Lewis is an American comedian|
|Robert Mitchum||August 6, 1917||American||Robert Mitchum was a prolific American actor who appeared in over 110 films and TV series over the course of his career|
|Kate Moss||January 16, 1974||British||Kate Moss is an English supermodel and fashion designer|
|Shane MacGowan||December 25, 1957||British||Shane MacGowan is an English-Irish musician, singer and songwriter of the Celtic punk band, ‘The Pogues’|
|Cat Stevens||July 21, 1948||British||Cat Stevens is a British singer-songwriter who spends a lot of his time in philanthropic and educational causes for the Muslim society|
|Sean Young||November 20, 1959||American||Sean Young is an American actress who has worked with some of the top directors in Hollywood|
|Drew Barrymore||February 22, 1975||American||Drew Barrymore is a popular American model, actor, director and producer|