How did Judy Garland die?

How did Judy Garland die?

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  1. Hollywood sweetheart Judy Garland rose to fame at an early age. She got signed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) in her teenage years and was dully cast as Dorothy Gale in the Wizard of Oz movie at the tender age of 17. Judy subsequently got acting and singing roles in films like Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade, and Summer Stock. She won numerous awards and accolades for her performances both as a child and as an adult.

    Perhaps that was the main reason behind her downfall. Judy got exposed to the celebrity lifestyle at a young age. She was reported to have mental health issues as well as self-image issues since the start of her career. Judy was unlike other girls in Hollywood and she was criticized for being unlike those big-screen girls. The actor resorted to alcohol and drug use to find a way out of the situation. And to top it off, she was also plagued by financial instability.

    The singer cum actor did not have a stable marriage life as she juggled between five husbands some of which mentally and physically tortured her.

    As a result of all the mishaps and issues in her personal life, Judy Garland died at the age of 47 on 22nd June 1969. Her husband at the time found her lying dead in the bathroom of a rented house in London. The authorities pronounced her dead as a result of an overdose. It was declared after her autopsy that the overdose was unintentional and her death was not suicide. The coroner made it clear that Judy’s death was accidental and not forced or intentional in any way or form.

    Judy’s husband Dean took her body to America where she was buried in Manhattan. However, the icon’s remains were shifted to Hollywood Los Angeles where she is buried to this day.

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