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Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 at the age of 27 from asphyxiation related to herion and alcohol overdose Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 at the age of 27 from asphyxiation related to herion and alcohol overdose  

The day the music died: Musicians who overdosed [SLIDESHOW]

Whitney Houston’s death is just the latest in a long, unfortunate tradition of talented musicians who suffered from drug abuse.

Judy Garland, who we remember as sweetly singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in “The Wizard of Oz,” battled her own addictions and eventually succumbed to them. The Temptations crooner, David Ruffin, whose innocent tune “My Girl” is a catchy classic, died in a Philadelphia crack den.

Lead singer of the nineties band Sublime, Bradley Nowell, did not live to see his band’s success. He died from a drug overdose before the release of Sublime’s major studio album.

Most recently, Amy Winehouse, whose soulful voice was a rarity among a generation of auto-tuned pop singers, couldn’t escape alcoholism.

The Daily Caller looks back at musicians who overdosed:

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