Living like a celebrity has its own set of perks.

You live your life like the way you want. It’s all glitz and glamour around you. One tends to feel like they are on top of the world.

Although however, glamorous and positive you may find it, there’s never denying the parts which make it a little less desirable. We may not realize it but they do go through a lot of stuff.

One of them being- drug addiction.

Yes, addiction. It may seem like a vice, but a lot of celebrities are known to have been facing the problem of addiction at some point in their lives.

Although many of these celebrities are able to overcome their addictions and come out stronger, there are some who aren’t able to climb up the ladder again.

Behind all the glamour, at some point of time, there’s depression, loneliness, addiction, stress and much more. All of this when combined with influential social circles and hefty paychecks lead to a vicious cycle of drugs and other addictive and harmful substances.

While the effects of some may seem short-termed, the long-term effects, as we may see, might turn out to be fatal.

2020 has already been a rollercoaster ride for the entire world. What made it worse was a few celebrities which left us and were a victim of drug-related abuse.

  • Jason Davis

The famous actor who stayed in Los Angeles, California, died this year on February 16th.

Jason was a celebrity actor who gained fame as the voice behind Mikey Blumberg, from the animated series Recess.

According to a report released after his death, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, the actor died from the effects of Fentanyl.

Jason Davis had also co-founded the organisation Cure Addiction Now, which assisted in funding research for people who were suffering through substance abuse.

  • Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle was a singer, musician and songwriter who hailed from Nashville, Tennessee. A talented soul, Justin went on to release many full-length successful albums which earned him many awards.

However, Justin passed away in August when he was just 38. The cause of death was revealed in a report from the Tennessee Department of Health revealed in December stating that Earle died of an accidental “acute combined drug toxicity”, as mentioned in the Rolling Stones magazine.

Justin was quite vocal and concerned about the opioid epidemic and how legal drugs were one of the major reasons behind major deaths.

In a Facebook post uploaded by his friends and family members, it was revealed that traces of fentanyl were found. It was due to the fentanyl-laced cocaine consumed by the singer that led to an overdose. Justin was the son of alternative country artist Steve Earle.

  • Lexii Alijai

Alexis Alijai Lynch or Lexii Alijai was an American rapper hailing from Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Alexis was just 21 when she died on January 1, 2020, in a hotel room in Minneapolis.

According to a few sources, it was revealed that Alexis was found dead at the Loews Hotel, and didn’t respond to the efforts made by the first responders to revive her.

It’s reported that Alijai died from an overdose of the painkiller Percocet, a prescription opioid that is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen.

The young rapper was seen as an upcoming and rising talent in the music industry. Her sudden and untimely death was sad for many of her peers.

  • Chynna Rogers

Chynna Marie Rogers or Chynna was a rapper, model and disc jockey. Chynna died of an overdose. The celebrity had previously suffered addiction but had been sober since 2017. She attended rehab for the same.

Chynna was found dead on April 8, in Philadelphia

According to a statement by the Philadelphia Department of Health, the cause of death for Chynna Rogers was ascertained to be an accidental drug overdose.

In a statement, she stated how it was important to talk about the drug issue, stating that people should know that they aren’t along who are suffering through this.

“I see a lot of artists decide they want to go through s–t with their fans, and that’s cool because it gives your fans something to hold onto. But I need to handle it myself first, and then, when I’ve figured out how I want to word it, we can talk about it–y’all not about to go through it with me,” she said in a statement.

Chynna started her career when she was just 14 and was associated with ASAP Mob, performing singles and collaborative tracks.

Conclusion

Celebrities seem to be like the people who have the most sorted life around. However, as glamorous as it seems, there are certain aspects of everyone’s lives that are hidden and not so good looking.

While they seem to be living their lives as no one else does, they do have their own set of problems, which leads to such unforeseen events, hence jeopardising their and their loved one’s lives.

Keeping that in mind, this goes on to portray how important it is to be grateful for the things that we have.

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