Janis Joplin elevated to fame and fortune during the 1960’s as the lead vocalist of the Big Brother & the Holding Company group. The lady later went on to turn into a solo musician and performer and song writer. It was no secret to any who knew her that she had an addiction to drugs and alcohol.
On October 3, 1970 after conducting a recording she went for some drinks with one of the group members then went back to her room whereby she was discovered the next day lifeless of an obvious medication over dose. The autopsy that followed would eventually reveal that the narcotics she obtained the evening before, from a trusted source, was so pure it had been 8 times the power that she had typically taken, causing her system to shut down. The batch of narcotics that she bought that awful night was also presented to many others, 8 of which suffered their death as well.