15 July 2013

Cory Monteith Passes at 31

Image from his Teen Vogue shoot.
I am not a Gleek and probably will never be, but I was really sad to hear of Cory Monteith's passing this weekend. A 31 year old man should not be dying.

It reminded me of Heath Ledgers passing in 2008, he was 28. I was a fan of his and heart broke to hear it was an overdose.

Who's fault is it? Everyone knows how destructive Hollywood is, but is it their responsibility to help celebrities with addictions? And how do you keep celebrities who make so much money and have almost anything thrown at their feet stay clear of destructive behavior?

Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes are probably the first names you think of when you think of Hollywood train wrecks. Probably because they do it publicly.

Can we please stop this? We've lost too many talented people to overdoses. Here are a few listed below.


Billie Holiday
Born: April 7, 1915, Philadelphia, PA - Died: July 17, 1959, New York City, NY


Elvis Presely
Born: January 8, 1935, Tupelo, MS - Died: August 16, 1977, Memphis, TN


Janis Joplin
Born: January 19, 1943, Port Arthur, TX - Died: October 4, 1970, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA


Jim Morrison
Born: December 8, 1943, Melbourne, FL - Died: July 3, 1971, Paris, France


Dorothy Dandridge
Born: November 9, 1922, Cleveland, OH - Died: September 8, 1965, West Hollywood, CA


Marylin Monroe
Born: June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, CA - Died: August 5, 1962, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA


Jimi Hendrix
Born: November 27, 1942, Seattle, WA - Died: September 18, 1970, Notting Hill, United Kingdom


David Ruffin
Born: January 18, 1941, Whynot, MS - Died: June 1, 1991, Philadelphia, PA


Jean-Michel Basquiat
Born: December 22, 1960, Brooklyn, NY - Died: August 12, 1988, NoHo, New York City, NY


John Belushi
Born: January 24, 1949, Chicago, IL - Died: March 5, 1982, Chateau Marmont Hotel, Los Angeles, CA


Chris Farley
Born: February 15, 1964, Madison, WI - Died: December 18, 1997, Near North Side, Chicago, IL


River Phoenix
Born: August 23, 1970, Madras, OR - Died: October 31, 1993, West Hollywood, CA


Anna Nicole Smith
Born: November 28, 1967, Harris County, TX - Died: February 8, 2007, Hollywood, FL


Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Born: November 15, 1968 - Died: November 13, 2004, New York City, NY


Heath Ledger
Born: April 4, 1979, Perth, Australia - Died: January 22, 2008, New York City, NY


Michael Jackson
Born: August 29, 1958, Gary, IN - Died: June 25, 2009, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, CA


Amy Winehouse
Born: September 14, 1983, Southgate, London, United Kingdom - Died: July 23, 2011, London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom


Chris Kelly
Born: August 11, 1978, Atlanta, GA - Died: May 1, 2013, Atlanta, GA