Did Howard Stern "kill" Dana Plato ?

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  1. glen

    glen Lifer

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    For those who did not know - She was child star on one of the biggest TV shows of the 80's, different Strokes. Later in life, she has to turn to porn for money. She goes on Howard to promote the movie, and he makes fun of her. She kills herself that night.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Plato
     
  2. BabaBooey

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    I thought he shot J.R.
     
  3. Printer Bandit

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    Dana Plato killed herself.
     
  4. Newbian

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    I blame the midget.
     
  5. RockinZ28

    RockinZ28 Golden Member

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    Never heard of her, but some quick excerpts from the wiki in Stern's favor

    " Plato began having drug and alcohol problems early in life. At age 14, she overdosed on Valium. She admitted to drinking and using recreational drugs during her years on Diff'rent Strokes."

    "She was referred to by one caller as an "ex-con lesbian drug addict with mental problems". This provoked a defiant Plato, as she offered to take a drug test on the air (and even placed a large wager on the results of the test to one particularly doubtful caller). Some callers, however, as well as Stern himself, came to Plato's defense by consoling and complimenting her."

    " The next day, Plato and Menchaca were returning to California. The couple stopped at Menchaca's mother's home in Moore, Oklahoma, for a Mother's Day visit. [8] Plato went to lie down inside her recreational vehicle parked outside the house and subsequently died of an overdose of Vanadom (Soma) and Lortab. Although accidental, her death at the age of 34 was eventually ruled a suicide under Oklahoma law."
     
  6. 0roo0roo

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    by the ravi standard, yes.:p
     
  7. Ventanni

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    I'm not sure if I'd call that a suicide to be honest. It's not uncommon for addicts to have a higher risk of dying upon relapse 'cause they forget how much they can handle. The calls probably triggered something with her, and like all addicts, they resort to using something to help them cope. If she had been using Valium at age 14, then by the time she was 34 she would have also done a lot of damage to her body already.

    Poor girl.
     
  8. Angry Irishman

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    OK someone Photoshop her in here:
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  9. FelixDeCat

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    Did who did what to who?
     
  10. Ryan711

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    She HAD to turn to porn? HAD? No, she chose the easy way to make money.
     
  11. DaveSimmons

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    Where was Glenn Beck that night?
     
  12. BladeVenom

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    Obama said it was Bush's fault.
     
  13. zinfamous

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    snorting crushed oxy with Rush, while they both watched the Pope roger a few choirboys.
     
  14. sportage

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    I think your about to be X-ed thrice.
     
  15. ondarkness

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    lol. not even page 2 yet.
     
  16. thejunglegod

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    what is sad is he didn't make her use the Sybian. :D

    Jokes aside, i donno what could prompt someone who has been drug-free for the past 10 years to get back into it in an instant?
    RIP.
     
  17. dud

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    Life killed Dana Plato. Read the whole wiki ... it reads like a Greek tragedy.
     
  18. tboo

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    Im pretty sure she didnt do porn. I think she just just posed nude for Playboy.
     
  19. SKORPI0

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    Aliens did it.
     
  20. notposting

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    Sad, her kid killed himself in 2010 close to Mother's Day/anniversary of her death...
     
  21. mmntech

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    If you go on stern, and a z list celebrity, especially at that time, you should know what you're getting into. If you didn't want to be attacked, don't go on that type of show.
     
  22. glen

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    It is like the movie The Fisher King. Did anyone else kill themselves after appearing on Howard, before The Fisher King?
     
  23. lokiju

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    Anyone who blames themselves for not stopping someone from committing suicide when they couldn't of possible known, even in the case of making fun of them is not to blame for the actions of a suicidal person following through with the action of taking their own life.

    This is the same logic of saying that guns and bullets kill people and forks and spoons make people fat.

    Why people always want to look for blame everywhere but where to the person that actually did the act, I will never understand.
     
  24. Train

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    her playboy spread was hawt.

    But being that she was a girl, she probably looked at it and thought she was fat, and lowered her self esteem even more.
     
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  25. rh71

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    accidental overdose? Meaning like she took just 1 pill too many? And that killed her?
     
    #25 rh71, Jun 26, 2012
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