Celebrities Who Have Passed Away


Singer-songwriter Janis Joplin was known in the American rock scene for her gruff singing voice that greatly resembled that of many male singers in the scene, just as her drinking and drug habits are sadly on par as well. Renowned for having a powerful mezzo-soprano vocal, Janis Joplin was aware that she can go places by her own, so she went on solo recording with some backing groups.

She was successful as she recorded songs that hit the Billboard Hot 100.She may have astounded the audiences of the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, and the Festival Express train tour that traveled around Canada, but her heroin and alcohol addictions got the best of her. She would be persuaded with the conviction of an attorney to check in to rehab, but Joplin would later lose to them, passing away on October 4, 1970, due to a heroin overdose.