The headlines were huge and screaming on April 21 this year: Prince, found dead in an elevator in his home.
Cause of death? An opioid overdose.
And before that, there was June 25, 2009. More screaming headlines: Michael Jackson died from an overdose of propofol, which helped him sleep, and anti-anxiety drugs called benzodiazepines.
The headlines from 54 years ago told the same sad tale: film star Marilyn Monroe found dead in her Hollywood home.
The cause? An overdose of prescription drugs.