Today marks the 35th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. The King was found in his bathroom after going to the toilet, slumped over in a pool of his own vomit at Graceland Mansion. While the initial autopsy noted a “cardiac arrhythmia,” (at the behest of the family) it was revealed to be a cover-up, and the real cause of death — the cocktail of 14 different drugs in his bloodstream — was later revealed.
Michael Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009, from a physician-administered prescription-drug overdose shocked the nation. A look at celebrity prescription abuses and deaths as well as the role of doctors in the cycle of downward-spiraling addiction.