9. Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin died from an accidental heroin overdose back in 1970. Her road manager believes that the heroin that she took on the night of her death was much more potent than it usually was, as several of her dealer’s other customers had also accidentally overdosed that same week.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/19/janis-joplin-birthday-10-pop-culture-trends-she-inspired_n_2506619.html Source: Huffington Post
8. Alan Wilson
Alan Wilson – guitarist for Canned Heat – was found dead behind his band mate Bob Hite’s Topanga Canyon’s house in 1970. Cause of death was ruled an accidental overdose of barbiturates, although it has sometimes been reported as a suicide because he had suffered from depression and had reportedly attempted suicide a few months prior to his death.
http://razmatazmag.com/tag/alan-wilson/ Source: razmatazmag.com
7. Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 from drug-related complications. He had been drinking when he reportedly took nine Vesparax sleeping tablets, which was 18 times the recommended dosage. His death was ruled an accident.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/10/jimi-hendrix-ex-girlfriend-kathy-etchingham-all-is-by-my-side_n_3902202.html Source: Huffington Post
6. Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison is believed to have died of heart failure or a heroin overdose. His common-law partner, Pamela Courson, found him in their Paris apartment’s bathtub. No autopsy was performed because French officials found no evidence of foul play. As a result, there are endless conspiracy theories about his death.
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5. Ronald McKernan
Ronald McKernan was one of the members of the Grateful Dead. He was a big fan of alcohol, which he began drinking when he was just an adolescent. He died of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage, which was caused by his alcoholism, in 1974.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/a-brief-history-of-the-27-club-20131112/ronald-mckernan-0940397 Source: Rolling Stone