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L.A. is right, he chose to do the drugs, now he's paid the price. I didn't see him in too many movies but he was pretty good. If not for drugs we may have gotten 30 more years of great performances.
He joins a long list from the entertainment world who've killed themselves with drugs:
The list is almost endless, and these are just a few of the big names off top of my head.
Who's the most famous? I'd say a tie between Elvis and Michael Jackson, and ironically they were related (kind of) when Elvis' daughter "married" MJ for a short while.