I only started listening to the show on an every day basis in 2003 when I got my learner's permit. Since then I have been a super fan.. I just recently wanted to know more about the Dana Plato appearance and stumbled upon this on Marksfriggin.. it's scary how similar the quotes are, they are almost the same things he said about Artie.. Howard Discusses Dana Plato's Death. 5/10/99. 6:00am Last week Dana Plato did her last interview with Howard. On Saturday she died of an apparent drug overdose. Howard spent a little while this morning talking about how weird it was that he and Robin couldn't tell whether or not she was actually using drugs. Howard said he's really bad at knowing whether or not someone is on drugs. He had the same problem with Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland. Dana had a lot of mood swings during her appearance but Howard just thought she was sweet but weird. If you heard the show you know that Dana gave Howard a hair sample to be sent out for drug testing. Howard said that after her appearance she asked for the hair sample back. Of course Howard is now being blamed for Dana's death by some of the wacko's out there. Sounds familiar? Noticed odd behavior and mood swings, denies knowing the person was on drugs. He also mentioned the same thing with Weiland. SAME thing can also be said for Artie, KC, who else..