Williams, Robin: Joins Long List of Comics Who Died of Drug Abuse

The list of comics who have succumbed to drug abuse is sadly and unfortunately long.

There was Lenny Bruce in the 1960s, John Belushi in the 1980s, Chris Farley in the 1990s – the last two, given their similar career paths, almost feeling like an eerie instant replay for the generations that grew up with them.

Richard Pryor survived into his 60s, but the impact of drug abuse on his life and career is well documented.