We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
--sometimes the whole question of entertainers and their hold on the attention of so many of the younger people, and the whole question of personal responsibility not to become sick with addictions, has to exit the mind in favor of a heart prayer for a wounded but striving soul we watched struggle so hard, and so mercilessly in the glare of the mega publicity machine, to come back to her fans cured and again the vibrant pop star of memory.
She was a drug-addicted individual, most probably an alcoholic, who refused to take responsibility for her own actions. Her behavior (emphasis on her) was enabled by her supposed friends who helped her get illegal drugs, by her doctors who prescribed for her and her entourage. Other than her voice and I guess her acting, she brought nothing to the table, other than most likely poor parenting skills, as it appears her daughter has started down the same path as her mother.