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2. Burt Reynolds

Reynolds almost died while trying to kick a drug addiction to the prescription sleeping pill Halicon in 1992. The Cannonball Run actor was supposedly addicted to the sleeping aid after injuring his jaw while making the 1984 film City Heat. Reynolds said that he was taking as many as 50 pills per day to numb the pain. He slipped into a coma for eight hours after trying to quit the drug cold turkey. He says he even remembers “a whole out-of-body experience” of death and heard a doctor say, “We’re losing him.” Luckily, Reynolds survived the coma and was able to continue his successful acting career.

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