Famous people who’ve committed suicide or overdosed in 2013 is overwhelmingly high. It must have been a stressful year in the entertainment industry. Up and coming young stars committed suicide at a higher rate than older celebrities.
Lee Thompson Young
A talented young star whose rise to fame started during his role as Chris Comer, in the movie Friday Night Lights. He also appeared in The Famous Jett Jackson on the Disney Channel. Young committed suicide on August 19, 2013 after battling depression with a gunshot wound to the head. Young’s death was the most shocking because the public didn’t know he was suffering from depression.
Gia Allemand, a reality TV star who appeared on the “Bachelor Pad” attempted suicide on August 12, 2013. She hung herself with a vacuum cord and later died at a hospital, after being removed from life support on August 14, 2013. She was only 29 years old.
Cory Allan Michael Monteith
Cory Monteith, known for his role in the successful television show “Glee” died from toxicity (overdose) by mixing heroin and alcohol. He was found dead on July 13, 2013. He was only 31 years old.
Chris Kelly, known for his days as one of the Kris Kross rap members in 1992, that had almost everybody wearing their clothes backwards, died from an overdose on May 1st, 2013. He was 31 years old.
Matt Osborne aka Doink the Clown died June 28, 2013 after an apparent overdose. Matt Osborne was known for playing the wrestler from WWF back in 1992-1993.
Reid Flair, son of famous Ric Flair from the time WWE was WWF, died from a drug overdose. He was found dead in a Charlotte hotel room by his father on March 29, 2013. He was only 25 years old.
Dick Trickle, a famous professional driver, named 1989 NASCAR Rookie of the Year, committed suicide by shooting himself. He was 61 years old.
Matthew Warren, son of famous pastor Richard Duane Warren, committed suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 5, 2013. He reportedly suffered from a mental illness, that later lead to severe depression. He was 27 years old.
Malinda Gayle “Mindy” McCready
Mindy McCready, American music star committed suicide on February 17, 2013, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. David Wilson, her boyfriend, committed suicide a month early. She was only 37 years old.
Mark Balelo, known for the Storage Wars American reality TV show, committed suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning on February 11, 2013. Two days after being arrested for drug possession. He was 40 years old.
As you can see, people with fame, power or money aren’t immune from life struggles. Many young people today, strive to be somebody famous. Ask yourself, would being a celebrity bring more happiness or problems into your life? If they could, how would these stars answer?