One of the most prominent causes of death among celebrities is overdosing on drugs, particularly for younger celebrities. Many of these cases are accidental, though occasional speculation of suicide follows in the aftermath of celebrity deaths. Other famous celebrities' deaths result from suicide.
Many celebrities develop drug addictions due to the pressure of constantly being in the public eye, and these addictions often prove fatal. Comedians such as John Belushi and Chris Farley died via accidental drug overdoses. A young actor, named River Phoenix, died at the age of 23 outside the Viper Room, a Hollywood nightclub.
One of the most contested deaths is that of Marilyn Monroe, who was found dead from an overdose of prescription medication at the age of 36. Her death was deemed accidental, but it was speculated to be suicide.