R. I. P.
"What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?"
- Mark 8:36
Every tombstone has a birth & death date separated by a "dash."
That "dash" is your decision to determine where you spend your eternity.
Morrison died on July 3, 1971 at age 27. He was found in a Paris apartment bathtub by girlfriend Pamela Courson who stated that Morrison had died of a heroin overdose, having inhaled what he believed to be cocaine.
Actor and hip-hop recording artist Tupac Shakur was shot several times in Las Vegas, Nevada, after attending a boxing match. He died in a hospital several days later at the age of 25.
At age 27, Cobain committed suicide w/ a large dose of heroin & a shotgun. His note said he "had not felt excitement listening to as well as creating music, along with really writing it for too many years now."
On Dec 8, 1980, Lennon and Ono returned to their New York apartment where Mark Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times at the entrance to the building and he died on the way to the hospital at 40 years old.
Mercury died at the age of 45 at his home. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.
Hendrix died at 27 years old, on September 18, 1970 in London. He choked to death on his own vomit in conjunction with a drug overdose.
After suffering cardiac arrest at his home, Jackson’s personal physician had found him in his room, not breathing and with a barely detectable pulse. On the eve of Jackson's 51st birthday, he was pronounced dead of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering cardiac arrest.
On August 11, 2014 Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt. He was found dead in his bedroom at 63 years old.
On March 5, 1982, Belushi was found dead in his hotel room in Hollywood, CA. He was 33 years old. The cause of death was a the combined injection
Winehouse began binge drinking 2008 after ceasing her dependence on illicit drugs. By summer 2011, she relapsed badly which led to her death by alcohol intoxication at the age of 27.
Actor James Dean was driving his new Porsche 550 Spyder to an auto rally in Salinas, CA when he was involved in a head-on collision with a 1950 Ford Tutor. James Dean, only 24 years old, died in the crash.
Marilyn Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Brentwood home at 36. The cause of death was a lethal dose of sedatives and ruled a probable suicide.
On December 18, 1997, Farley was found dead by his younger brother, in his Chicago apartment. Farley had died of a cocaine and morphine overdose early that morning at the age of 33.
On Feb 2, 2014 the Oscar-winning star was found on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment, with a needle still in his arm and eight empty envelopes of the type that generally contain heroin nearby. He was just 46.
In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. In Feb 2012, Houston was found dead at age 48 in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. The drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease & cocaine use listed as contributing factors.
On February 20, 2005, Hunter S. Thompson's son found his body with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Thompson killed himself at 67.
On October 4, 1970, Janis was found at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood dead on the floor beside her bed from an overdose of heroin and alcohol. She was only 27.
Heath's body was found by his housekeeper. He was naked and unconscious on the floor at the foot of his bed. There were prescription and nonprescription pills scattered all about. He was only 28 when he overdosed.
Jobs died at his home on October 5, 2011 due to complications from a relapse of his previously treated pancreatic cancer, resulting in respiratory arrest. He was 56 years old.
On December 3, 2015, Weiland was found in cardiac arrest on his tour bus in Bloomington, MN. He was 48 years old. No underlying cause of death was immediately given. Police found cocaine, prescription drugs including Xanax, Buprenorphine, Ziprasidone, Viagra, and sleeping pills on the tour bus. Additionally, two bags of cocaine were found and a bag of a green leafy substance.
Dear Reader - If you're reading this right now, the description of your life has yet to be written. It's up to you to choose how your story ends for eternity...