The road to stardom is often paved with amazing and devastating public and private events. Whether it’s a turbulent family drama, harrowing substance abuse, outlandish spending habits or a combination of those and more, these celebrities all paid a hefty price for their fame. Giving viewers an intimate perspective on each story are personal accounts from the celebrity’s family members and friends in addition to entertainment journalists who covered the rise, fall and sometimes rise again of the stars.
Princess Diana was known as “The people’s princess.” In 1981, Diana Spencer married Prince Charles of Wales, the heir to the British throne. Princess Diana gave birth to two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Unfortunately, her marriage with Prince Charles began to crumble. The couple’s marital issues were highly publicized and the nation watched as infidelity tore the marriage apart, ultimately leading to divorce. On August 3rd, 1997 Princess Diana died in a car crash shocking the nation and the world alike. The subject of her death has garnered much controversy because it was popularly believed that the paparazzi forced her driver to speed, leading them to a fatal crash.