07:10 PM EDT 02/10/2014
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 12/18/2013 02:00PM
Originally posted 04/20/2012 08:40AM
After going with a Keith Richards look in Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp may have a new rocker muse.
The actor has not only been jamming on stage with Marilyn Manson, but it appears he's also borrowed the musician's makeup tips for his Tonto character.
Depp, 48, recently displayed Manson-esque whitened face, dark-ringed eyes and long stringy dark hair during a break in filming The Long Ranger when he met gift-bearing visitors from the Navajo Nation.
The film, starring Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger, hits theaters in May 2013.
– Mike Fleeman
Originally posted 10/20/2011 06:00AM
File under: new friends? Cameron Diaz and supermodel Naomi Campbell relived the good old days at Studio 54 in New York during a SiriusXM soiree. The ladies chatted and danced the night away together at the '70s-themed bash, which marked the launch of Studio 54 Radio. And it was a star-studded affair: Bethenny Frankel twirled by on the dance floor along with Bravo's Andy Cohen. Also there: Ryan Phillippe and Keith Richards. – Carlos Greer
Originally posted 03/17/2008 10:00AM
Amy Winehouse is the only modern-day pop singer who gets the Keith Richards seal of approval.
Asked by the British Mail on Sunday's Live magazine which current artists he admires, the Rolling Stones legend said: "There's only one person. That girl Amy."
But the 64-year-old Richards, who has admitted to his own past problems with drugs, also offered words of warning to the troubled star. "That girl isn't going to be around long unless she sorts herself out pretty quick," he said. "Amy's got to get smart."
Originally posted 04/04/2007 01:20PM
Still proving George Bernard Shaw's observation that England and America are two countries divided by a common language, it now appears that Keith Richards's startling remark about having snorted his father's ashes was lost in the translation.
Originally posted 10/05/2006 03:20PM
Keith Richards was sitting on a tree stump – not climbing a palm tree – when he hit his head while vacationing in Fiji in April, he says.
Originally posted 06/02/2006 08:10AM
Keith Richards has made a "complete recovery" from the head injury he suffered in Fiji, and the Rolling Stones have rescheduled their European tour to kick off in Milan, the group says in a statement posted Friday on its Web site.
Originally posted 05/24/2006 09:00AM
The Rolling Stones have revised their European tour schedule in light of Keith Richards's recent head injury.
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