did stern ever mention dana on his show after she died? i'd sure like to have heard what they spoke about after. musta been kinda creepy for them. i mean he was actually nice to her and not all horny towards her either, he probably sensed her massive vulnerability. i think he's kind of gross, but he stuck up for her. the guests were total assholes on the other hand.
i think her boyfriend had something to do with her death as well. He is a low life for recording her and taking pictures as she lay dying.
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Most of you probably know this already but I was reading this thread and I saw several people ask about Dana's son. Unfortunately, Dana's son committed suicide last year. Here is a link to an article from People magazine. Poor kid. At least they are reunited and the pain is gone for both of them.
Here is a link to the People story. It didn't show up for me in your post.
Her death was beyond tragic. She was so talented and seemed to be a great person who just was struggling with the demon of addiction. Maybe it was just me but it sounded to me as if she was doing better in the Howard Stern interview, its just the callers were really taking a toll on her and to be doubted when you're trying to make progress in your life is fustrating. Not to mention it must have been annoying with Howard being the pervert he is towards her.
Speaking of the boyfriend, does anyone have information on him?
"Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I've walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, in it, and above." - Gia Carangi
The only information I have on him is that he is an asshole. She was really scraping the bottom of the barrel when she hooked up with that loser.
I see so many similarities between Dana and Anna Nicole Smith. Fame that is short-lived, struggles with chemical dependancy, hooking up with asstards, and both losing their sons in tragic ways. RIP Dana, I grew up with your show and hopefully, you have the peace you needed, now.
I can agree with that, Greatturtle. There are several similarities between Dana and Anna Nicole. They both went from being very popular to a long fall and problems with addictions. They also seemed to crave love and attention and had a lot of bottom feeders around them who only hung around to see what they could get for themselves. I think both of them were troubled and lonely and died much too young.
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Sorry if this has been addressed already, but...does anyone know why there isn't a Dana Plato page on Findadeath.com? Did her family give Scott legal grief like Selina's did?
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Two observations- Johnny Whitaker may have something to do with all this drug-fueled premature female death. Dana's Wikipedia entry says he was Dana's manager, and of course he starred with Anissa Jones on "Family Affair". Also when she was young and quite attractive Dana looked like a younger Gillian Anderson, which is quite confusing as she's several years older than Anderson and never lived long enough to look like anyone's Mom and now Gillian does, and I'm so confused and I need to lie down.
It seems like I remember seeing some death pics of her in the RV... Am I dreaming that or have other people seen it too? If so - please share.... I'll be your best friend!!!
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I was in the Clark County jail with Dana. It was over 20 years ago and we were both drug addicts...I don't remember anything terribly specific, but she - like the rest of us locked up in CCDC - was pretty quiet. She stuck to her room. I know that while I was locked up my biggest concern was that I wasn't getting high and really spent most of the time sleeping because I felt like shit as the drugs were processing out of my system. It was a pretty big deal that 'Data Plato' was in our mod because we all grew up with Diff'rent Strokes so we knew who she was, but to see her, she was just like the rest of us - busted for stupid shit and stuck someplace you didn't want to be, not able to be out doing what you wanted to be doing. There is nothing that stands out about her being in jail with me - when she was doing her 30 days (about 23 with 'good time') I was in for 6 months. There were certainly bigger concerns than another doped out white girl (<<<I was another doped out white girl too) while you were waiting for your turn to be let out to go back to your stupid ways. She kept a low profile, didn't cause any trouble, but did attract a little attention, mostly I think - criminals brains churnin a scheme to hang on to a celebrity, even one that didn't have anything left.
Been sober for 20 years - kinda strange thinking back that far, to those days. It could have been me that OD'd in a motor home and no one would have given me a second thought...
God, it seems like a whole different lifetime...
Back in those days there were so many things I saw and did that could have ended my life - she was lucky that she didn't get shot during her armed robbery, or another addict taking her life for the drugs she had in hand, or a thousand other seriously fucked up things, that you would never imagine seeing in a life not touched by drugs. High people do some really shitty things that no one else would ever think of doing. You definitely lose a portion of the right or wrong filter...
You know, it just dawned on me - Dana had some asshat who supposedly loved her sit back and watch her die and then tried to benefit from it financially. Gary Coleman actually married the asshat that supposedly loved him and then barely did anything when he busted his head opened and basically watched him die and then sold pictures of him on his death bed. Kinda makes me want to send an email to Todd Bridges, Charlotte Rae and Mary Jo Catlett and tell them not to get engaged or marry anyone because they'll likely sit back and watch them die and then expect to get paid.
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Since we had another EF-5 go through Moore shouldn't another use-to-be d lister od in a RV? Any suggestions?
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I didn't mean to imply that. I'm sure he's a good guy. "Something to do with" is a mis-statement on my part (did I just learn English? No.) I should have said something like his presence with these two women was unusual. Maybe it's mystical. You know how sometimes people are coupled with other people for unknown reasons? Probably just coincidence. I bet he wonders about that himself.
Well, if we're voting, definitely MC Hammer with Dustin Diamond a close second. Molly Ringwald is not in the running.
More tragedy for the family....looks like her son took his life almost 11 years to the day......http://radaronline.com/exclusives/20...mmits-suicide/
And it was dark...So dark at night
And we held on to each other..Like brother to brother
We promised our mothers we'd write
And we would all go down together...We said we'd all go down together
For a second there I thought she had another son off himself.
Abandon all hope.
I am really surprised that no death pics of Dana have ever surfaced.
And really sad about her son. I believe he passed in 2010. What makes it even sadder is that it seems like he tried to go on after his mother's death and just gave up after 11 years.
And I can't even say "...And he had so much to live for!"
That thing looked beat to shit. It probably rusted apart. I wonder what he did with it when he had it.
Whoa! Hold up!
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See kiddies, and that's why drugs are bad! I took a trip to Wenatchee, Washington some time ago. I think there are more tweakers than evergreens in that town. Every house I visited had scanners next to the TV to listen to the police for entertainment , and to listen for family and friends getting busted. Every other house had an RV in the yard. Not to travel, but to let tweaked out kids or siblings live in there instead of letting them in the house. Sure made the task forces' job easy. Just look at the houses with the RV's and most of them were shitted up like that.
Awesome. Yet another cultural contribution from my city of residence. SMH
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I don't think Tyler was really close to his Mom, but I think he longed to be. After his Dad and Dana divorced, his Dad was awarded sole custody of Tyler, but I think his paternal grandma is the person who mostly raised him. I always got the impression that Dana kinda came in and out of his life since she had drug problems and wasn't particularly stable and he had a hard time dealing with that and wanted to be more a part of her life. After she died and he knew there was no chance of ever having a close relationship with her, he started experimenting with drugs and alcohol and became withdrawn and battled depression. He told people in the days leading up to his suicide that he just wanted to be with his Mom. He was only 14 when she died.
Can anyone help me find Dana's E True Hollywood Story? It doesn't seem to be anywhere online.
Tell a lie, it is on the E website but it is saying I can't view it because I'm in the UK.
Any help is appreciated! thank you