Watched the movie The United States vs Billie Holiday recently and its a good movie about a great singer.
Anyway, a big fixture of the film is her heroin use but its the booze that ended up taking her out at 44 or 46 years old via cirrhosis of the liver.
My understanding is that heroin users don’t drink alcohol and that combining heroin and alcohol is an easy way to OD.
This means prior to her heroin years and after her heroin months/years she had to get in a shitload of drinking to die of cirrhosis at such a young age.
How many drinks a week and for how many years does someone have to drink to have a good chance to die of cirrhosis at just 46?
Great singer. Interesting biography if ya like that sort of thing.
Good article on her for anyone interested: