The Price of Fame
Friday, Nov. 30

Upcoming Episodes

Friday, November 30

A true dancer at heart, Patrick Swayze had the talent and rugged good-looks to justify his status as a teenage heartthrob after the smash hit Dirty Dancing. Although he was a household name, Swayze struggled the death of his father, his sister’s suicide, and his wife’s miscarriage. Swayze became a raging alcoholic at an early age and had a reputation for showing up drunk on movie sets. After his career stagnated for a while, Swayze’s alcoholic tendencies continued and he was later diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Swayze attempted to work through his illness, but died in 2009 with the love of his life, Lisa, by his side. Show Less
A true dancer at heart, Patrick Swayze had the talent and rugged good-looks to justify his status as a teenage heartthrob after the sm...Show More

Often considered “the most unique mind on earth,” the life of Robin Williams as a brilliant actor and comedian was unfortunately overshadowed by his own personal demons. Williams found success very early in his career and was quick to turn to partying, drinking, and womanizing despite being married. This trend continued as Williams consistently had adulterous offers with other women, and he later picked up an addiction to cocaine. After 20-years of sobriety, Williams turned to drugs and alcohol once again and was deeply depressed, having delusions, and showing signs of memory loss. The weight of the world eventually became too much for him to handle, and he took his own life in 2014. Show Less
Often considered “the most unique mind on earth,” the life of Robin Williams as a brilliant actor and comedian was unfortunately o...Show More

About The Price of Fame

The road to stardom is often paved with amazing and devastating public and private events. In hour-long episodes of The Price of Fame see the heartfelt stories of Shania Twain, Johnny Depp, Carrie Fisher, Patrick Swayze, Prince and Robin Williams. Whether it’s 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.