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Dana Plato

Born: 1963-11-01 - Died: 1999-05-08
Cause of Death:
Suicide


Death Summary: Plato was 35 years old when she overdosed on Vanadom (Soma) and Vicodin in her parked RV. The death was ruled a suicide.

The day before she died, she had appeared on the Howard Stern show and was the center of much name-calling by callers, who called her things like "has-been", "addict", and "ex-con lesbian drug addict with mental problems".

Who was Dana Plato : Dana Plato will forever be known as Kimberly on the show Diff'rent Strokes, the sister to Arnold and Willis, played by Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges respectively.

After Diff'rent strokes went off the air, Plato's career sunk to playing roles in B-movies, some of which bordered on soft-core porn. She had experienced drug and alcohol problems since she was a child. She overdosed on Valium at the age of 14.
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