Lindsay Lohan Dies During Relapse

July 23, 2007
Rebecca Huberman

Lindsay Lohan, one of Hollywood’s youngest triple threats, died yesterday after a cocaine relapse in rehab. She was 21.

Lindsay Dee Lohan was born on July 2, 1986 in New York City. She grew up with her younger sister, Aliana, and younger brothers, Dakota (Cody) and Michael. Her father, Michael Douglas Lohan, spent most of her preteen years in prison for securities fraud. In 2005 he was sent back to prison for unlicensed driving and attempted assault. Her rocky relationship with her father would later be the subject of one of her hit singles, “Confessions of A Broken Heart (Daughter to Father).”

“Lindsay was always a joy to have around, even during the tough times I went through with her father,” said Dina Lohan, Lohan’s mother and manager. “She always enjoyed playing with her siblings. She was always supportive of them.”
Lohan began modeling at age three as a Ford model, appearing in TV commercials for the company. She began acting at age ten, and played Ali Fowler on “Another World.” In 1998 her acting career took off when she was chosen to play dual roles as both Annie James and Hallie Parker in the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of The Parent Trap. Over the past four years she has starred in ten movies, including box office successes Freaky Friday and Mean Girls.

In 2002, Lohan began to discover her voice when producer Emilio Estefan, Jr. signed her to a five-album production deal. She began her music career by singing the closing song for the Freaky Friday soundtrack. She went on to record four songs for the Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen soundtrack.

In 2004, Lohan released her debut album, Speak. Speak reached number four on the Billboard 200 and was certified as Platinum. Her second album, A Little More Personal (Raw), was released in December 2005 but was not as successful as Speak. She was planning on recording a third album to be released in 2008.

Lohan was also one of the paparazzi’s favorite celebrities to follow. Pictures taken of her partying at clubs earned her the “party girl” title.

“I go out because it’s a release,” said Lohan. “Going out for me is about seeing my friends and not working. Being seen is just something that comes along with it.”

Constantly in the spotlight, Lohan struggled with the pressures of Hollywood. Rumors spread about her weight loss in rehab this past January.

Lohan was in three car accidents in 2005 and one in May 2007. In the most recent accident, she was arrested for possession of cocaine and was sent to a rehab for the second time

“I was saddened to see my hard working daughter end up in rehab,” said Dina Lohan. “I wish that she would have taken her time there more seriously and used it as a learning experience.”

“Lindsay was always so strong,” said Paris Hilton, a good friend of Lohan. “She was nice to her fans, too. We’d be out and she would always respond to the people who tried to talk to her. She didn’t deserve to end up this way.”
After 21 years of making her way to the top, Lohan will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and fans.

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