Fans of Angel and Roseanne knew Glenn Quinn well. On the former, he was Doyle, Angel’s adviser to the Powers-That-Be. On the latter, he was Becky’s studly-yet-dim boyfriend. By the time of his death on December 3, 2002, at age 32, he was Hollywood royalty. He had dated Gwyneth Paltrow, was friends with John Travolta, and was starting to be mentioned in the same breath as other Irish stars like Daniel-Day Lewis. Unfortunately, with stardom came temptation and vices, which Quinn sadly succumbed to. He developed a heroin habit and was reportedly reduced to begging for money from patrons at the clubs he used to own, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
On the day of his death, Quinn was crashing on a friend’s couch after getting thrown out of rehab for using drugs. He went to sleep and, unbeknownst to his friend, would never wake up. He had overdosed on heroin, right there on the couch. And with that, one of the brightest stars of our time was snuffed out.