Media Mogul and Entrepreneur Passes at 22

Devin Weil

Celebrity Mary-Kate Olsen passed on Monday in her apartment. From infancy, Mary-Kate Olsen was thrust into the Hollywood limelight. At only eight months, Mary-Kate began her acting career starring on screen as Michelle Tanner, in the sitcom Full House, alongside her fraternal twin sister Ashley. After an eight year run on Full House, from 1987 to 1995, Mary-Kate became a mini mogul with her twin sister Ashley.

By the age of six, Mary-Kate and her sister Ashley were the youngest producers in show business. In only a few years, the duo teamed up with Robert Thorne and created the production company Dualstar. Dualstar was Mary-Kate’s stepping stone to other major productions and opportunities. Mary-Kate starred alongside her sister in straight-to-video movies like Passport to Paris, Winning London and Holiday in the Sun. Mary-Kate’s last Dualstar T.V. series was So Little Time in 2001.

In the fall of 2004, Mary-Kate placed her acting career and projects to the side to concentrate on her studies at NYU. After her first year at NYU, the celebrity was hospitalized on June 22, 2004 for an eating disorder.

Recently, Mary-Kate and her sister entered the fashion world by starting two clothing lines: The Row and Elizabeth and James.

Mary-Kate was born in Sherman Oaks, Calif. on June 13, 1986 to David and Jarnette Olsen. Besides her twin sister Ashley, Mary-Kate has an older brother Trent and a younger sister Elizabeth.

On July 21, 2008, Mary-Kate died in her apartment in the village of New York City from a drug overdose. The star was found sprawled across the bathroom floor with numerous prescriptions by her side. She will be greatly missed by her friends, family and fans.

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