Famous Success Stories With Super Dark Endings

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People love a success story, and they think the success part is the end of the story. But surprisingly often, there's a big crash afterward that goes unreported. Here are some super-familiar stories about successful people, and the unfamiliar stories about the bad things that happened in the aftermath.

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Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing. That ruined her life. Caring for. the sick and wounded in the Crimean War in awful conditions, she got a

CRACKED.COM Astronaut Buzz Aldrin suffered from depression and alcoholism after returning from the moon. It was such an enormous achievement that he f

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CRACKEDCON Rebecca Schaeffer, a star of TV'S My Sister Sam, was killed by an obsessed fan who had stalked her for years. Anti-stalking laws were soon

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CRACKEDOON Wilbur and Orville Wright were the first to fly a plane in 1903. One of them was also involved in the world's first fatal plane crash. Duri

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RACU Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, is a fairly wealthy oil-boom town. But with the oil boom came a massive drug problem. A combination of loneliness

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CRACKEDO COM Kung Fu actor John Blyth Barrymore grew up in a well': known Hollywood family and had access to a huge variety of drugs throughout his te

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Anne Sullivan was very successful in caring for the deaf and blind Helen Keller. But her devotion to Keller led to the breakdown of Sullivan's marriag

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Bela Lugosi went from runaway child to Broadway celebrity, to the actor that defined Dracula (And Ygor!) in cinema, as well as our collective consciou

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Veteran stock car driver Leon Gonyo won a 2012 NASCAR race at Devil's Bowl Speedway. GEOFFREY'S DONTVAN Rey 2AM Ford JEHW TAMA-JJA Builders aa P WRISC

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Being in the spotlight most of her life had an impact on Selena Gomez's mental health. She suffered from anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, which

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Leon Lederman won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988. However, he was later forced to sell it to help pay for his medical expenses.

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Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator and Modern Times were hugely popular in the U.S, but the FBI was not impressed. Chaplin was labelled as one of H

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Marie Curie was a groundbreaking physicist and twice Nobel laureate. She discovered radium, leading to the birth of radiation-based cancer treatment.