Natasha Lyonne's Downward Spiral
I just loved her in "The Slum's of Beverly Hills" and she quickly went from becoming a great actress, to making Tara Reid and Courtney Love look like the Doublemint Twins.
In April she started doing crazy crap and threatened to molest her neighbors dog. That was the beginning of the end. Her landlord, and friend, Michael Rappaport had to throw her of an apartment she was leasing from him.
In an unexplained fit of rage, the 26-year-old actress stormed into her neighbor's Manhattan apartment and then threatened the family pet. Lyonne allegedly grabbed the pooch and screamed at her neighbor, "I'm going to sexually molest your dog." She also tore a mirror from the apartment wall before other tenants called the police and had her arrested.
In April a warrant for her arrest was issued after she failed to appear in court regarding the neighbor/dog incident. After that she basically went missing. In July, someone had spotted her strolling around the streets of NY, in a daze and mumbling to herself. Gawker
Yesterday, she was found in the ICU unit of a hospital in NY. She is in horrible shape. Just sad.
Drugs. Disease. It's a true Hollywood tragedy.
She rose to stardom in American Pie, but now actress Natasha Lyonne is fighting for her life. The New York Post broke the story that the missing actress had been found. Natasha, 26, is struggling to survive in New York City's Beth Israel Hospital intensive care.
Reportedly, Natasha is suffering from hepatitis C, a heart infection, a collapsed lung and is covered in track marks.
She's also undergoing methadone treatment—typically used to help heroin users. msnbc
Her whole sordid history is laid out here.