Whitney Houston, John Belushi, and More Stars Who Died In Hotels (Photos)

Whitney Houston and more stars who died in hotels.

Whitney Houston is just the latest celebrity to pass away in a hotel. A look at other stars who’ve died in their home away from home.

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1. Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was preparing to perform at a pre-Grammy party when she died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11. The singer, who had struggled with drug addiction for several years, was found underwater and unconscious, according to police. A cause of death has yet to be determined.

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2. Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin, another iconic female singer who struggled with addiction, died on Oct. 4, 1970 at the Landmark Hotel, which was renamed the Highland Gardens. Joplin’s meteoric rise was punctuated with a handful of hits including “Piece of My Heart” and "Me and Bobby McGee," but the queen of rock and roll’s four-year singing career was cut short by a heroin overdose.

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3. Eugene O'Neill

Known for creating tragic figures, Eugene O’Neill was one himself by the time he died of bronchial pneumonia in November 1953 at the age of 65. O’Neill suffered from Parkinson’s, which precluded him from writing. He spent his final days at the Shelton Hotel in Boston distraught that he couldn’t write.

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4. Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith died at the Seminole Hard Rock Café Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., in February 2007. The former Playboy centerfold accidentally overdosed on sleep meds and at least eight other prescription substances.

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5. Oscar Wilde

While the cause of Oscar Wilde’s death has been debated since he passed away in 1900, the place of his death is widely known. The famed playwright died in room 16 at the Hotel d’Alsace in Paris, which is now a luxury retreat for wealthy travelers. For years, people believed Wilde died of syphilis, but doctors now think he had a severe ear infection.

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6. John Belushi

Comedian John Belushi was only 33 when he died at Chateau Marmont, a lavish hotel on Sunset Boulevard, on March 5, 1982. The cause of death? A lethal dose of cocaine and heroin.

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7. Michael Hutchence

A maid at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Sydney found Michael Hutchence’s body on Nov. 22, 1997. The coroner ruled the death a suicide caused by depression. At the time, Hutchence, the lead singer of rock group INXS, was in the middle of a custody dispute over his daughter.

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8. Coco Chanel

CoCo Chanel died as she lived—in style. She passed away in January 1971 at the age of 87 in her apartment at the Ritz Carlton in Paris. The legendary designer was in the middle of preparing for her spring fashion show when she died.

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9. David Carradine

David Carradine was 72 when he died at the Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel in Thailand in June of 2009. The investigating officer told reporters that they found his body naked and hanging in the closet. The Kill Bill actor died of accidental asphyxiation.