Creatives often look to mind-altering substances as sources of inspiration, but drug use has ended many artists' careers prematurely. Drug overdoses have been the downfall of artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Michael Cooper, and many other artists have brought attention to such fatal addictions through their own work, such as Keith Haring's famous Crack Is Wack mural and Plastic Jesus' statue of an Oscar award shooting up heroin. Check out The Drugs Used By Your Favorite Artists to see which narcotics have had a tragic effect on these artists' lives.

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