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On the 4th October 1970, the famed rock star Janis Joplin, at the age of 27 was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel room. Questions arose as to whether the cause of her tragic death was suicide or an accident. Later police reported that they located a small quantity of heroin in the rock singer’s room. There were also needle marks on her arm. Just before the incident, Janis had admitted to a friend, “when I am not on the theatre stage I just lie around and watch television and feel very lonely.”

Marilyn Monroe who had the world at her feet, died from an overdose of sleeping pills and she died in loneliness.

The king of “Rock and Roll,” Elvis Presley just before he died wrote on a note these words,

“I feel so alone sometimes. I’d love to be able to sleep. I’ll probably not rest. I have no need for all this, help me Lord.”

“Alone, alone, all, all alone

Alone on a wide wide sea !

And never a saint took pity on

My soul in agony”

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