Keith Moon. English drummer for the rock band The Who. died in September 7, 1978 from overdosing on pills prescribed to help him stave off his craving for alcohol.
By the way, and just for the record, the death of the other member of The Who, John Entwistle, bass guitarist and singer, was more typical for a rock star— he was found in Room 658 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 27 June 2002, one day before the scheduled first show of the Who's 2002 United States tour, where he had been partying with a stripper named Alycen. He had gone to bed that night with her and she awoke the next morning to find Entwistle cold and unresponsive.The Clark County medical examiner determined that his death was due to a heart attack induced by a cocaine overdose. In life, Entwistle’s nickname was “the Quiet One,” which I guess is ironic given his final moments.