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Originally posted 02/09/2014 02:30PM
While Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death is the most recent to make headlines, heroin claimed the lives of many beloved artists, including Cory Monteith, Janis Joplin, River Phoenix and Chris Farley.
Other stars – from Angelina Jolie and Nicole Richie to Samuel L. Jackson – have admitted to dabbling if not struggling with the drug. And many have offered chilling personal accounts of their heroin use.
Here are six celebrities who have shared their experiences with the dangerous drug over the years:
Originally posted 11/22/2013 10:00AM
At some point in Courtney Love's wild girl wanderings Wednesday night, the rocker and her phone went their separate ways, with the device landing on the floor of a New York City taxicab.
Luckily for Love, the next passenger in the vehicle was New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Bruni.
Originally posted 11/03/2013 05:00PM
Courtney Love is back – and she's letting loose in a new interview, riffing on everything from facelifts to failed love affairs and fashion.
The 49-year-old, who's currently writing her autobiography and recording a new album, is featured on the cover of FASHION magazine and admits that while the past few years have been turbulent, she's hoping Hollywood can forgive her.
"Listen, if [Orange is the New Black star] Natasha Lyonne can burn down a house and Robert [Downey Jr.] can go to prison for two years, I deserve a second chance. I know there is hope for me."
Originally posted 04/03/2013 12:00PM
Saint Laurent taps two controversial faces for its spring ad campaign
Originally posted 04/14/2012 08:20PM
Courtney Love is reaching out to her daughter Frances Bean Cobain – on Twitter.
Love previously angered her daughter by claiming on the social media site that Kurt Cobain's former bandmate Dave Grohl "hit on" Frances Bean, but now Love says she regrets spreading the rumor, which was denied by both Grohl and Frances.
"Bean, sorry I believed the gossip," Love tweeted early Saturday. "Mommy loves you."
Originally posted 04/12/2012 06:40PM
Oh, mom, not again.
Frances Bean Cobain lashed out at her mother Courtney Love for claiming on Twitter than her late husband Kurt Cobain's bandmate Dave Grohl had "hit on" Frances and that "she was curious."
"While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn," says Frances. "I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I'm in a monogamous relationship and very happy."
Frances adds: "Twitter should ban my mother."
Originally posted 10/29/2011 05:10PM
The 19-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain is reportedly engaged to Isaiah Silva, a 26-year-old who hails from Yorba Linda, Calif.
In a Facebook update, Frances Bean Cobain wrote recently that she feels lucky to "spend the rest of my life loving my best friend." Here a five things to know about her BFF:
Originally posted 10/27/2011 10:30AM
Is one of rock 'n' roll's most famous daughters ready to tie the knot?
Frances Bean Cobain, 19, the daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain, has been dating Isaiah Silva of L.A. band the Rambles for more than a year – and they may have taken the next step, reports the OC Weekly.
They each quietly changed their Facebook relationship status to engaged a few weeks ago, the paper says, and a source confirms their happy news of Cobain's engagement to PEOPLE. However, they have since changed their statuses back.
According to the report, the couple use fake names on Facebook – she goes by Frances Rachel Leigh Cook, he uses Isaiah David Berkowitz-Cusack. Screen shots of their Facebook pages also show comments that hint at an engagement.
Originally posted 08/24/2011 07:00AM
With her soft, wistful expression and Old Hollywood glamour, Frances Bean Cobain's style is about as far as she can get from that of her parents, the late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain and her wild child mom, Courtney Love.
A new series of photos, taken by fine art photographer Rocky Schenck, captures the now-blonde 19-year-old alternating between sultry and sweet poses.
Cobain, an artist, also posed for some wildly different shots by Hedi Slimane that appeared earlier this month. In that set, she was a brunette shown smoking and covered in tattoos.
Originally posted 07/17/2010 03:00PM
Creativity clearly runs in the family.
But while her parents – Hole singer Courtney Love and the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain – are forces in the music world, 17-year-old Frances Cobain is looking to make her mark as a visual artist.
This month Cobain debuted a collection of sketches at L.A.'s La Luz de Jesus gallery to critical praise – and commercial success.
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