I was 8 years old when I heard she passed on. Back then the rumor going around amongst my friends was that she died in a house fire during a slumber party. The concept of a drug overdose was totally foreign to us, we had no idea what that was. I don't remember if it was before or after Freddy Prinze committed suicide, but I think the 2 were pretty close together. How sad for someone to pass on before their life really gets started; I guess it just proves that no one's too young to die.