She was born into this world as Shannon Michelle Wilsey, and left as porn star legend, Savannah. As there are plenty of sites dedicated to her, I will skip the details of her life story, and focus on the events surrounding her death. In , Savannah, or Shannon Michelle Wilsey, was going through hard times. She was in a fierce battle with the IRS over mounting debts. She had recently been turned down by Hustler magazine for a photo spread hrr , and the rejection was devastating. All this, and her continued drug use, combined to make her life miserable.
Shannon Michelle Wilsey October 9, — July 11, , better known by her stage name Savannah , was an American pornographic film actress who starred in over videos during her career. One of the most prominent adult industry models of her time, she achieved notoriety within her short — career due to her onscreen presence and personal life. Wilsey reportedly took her stage name from Savannah Smiles , a movie she enjoyed. Wilsey was introduced to the adult film industry by actor and director Rex Cabo. Wilsey began using drugs and spending large amounts of money, and she reportedly had severe financial troubles despite her substantial income. She ended her career by mainly freelancing for lower budget porn companies by capitalizing on her still big but clearly fading name in the industry.
I don't seem to go out. I'm kind of on the wild side. I don't think I ever went out.
Reprinted by permission of the author and available in his collection, Scary Monsters and Super Freaks. Jason slammed the door shut, slumped back against it. His soft brown eyes were saucered with panic; his lightly muscled chest was pumping air. He smoothed his fingers down one of his Luke Perry sideburns, absently measuring its length against the bottom of his earlobe, wondering what to do next. He pushed himself off the door, began pacing the long walk-through closet—five steps forward, turn, five steps back—rerunning the scene in his mind.