I'm not sure many drug addicts live or die on their own terms ayou, and the whole concept of live fast, die young may be fine if you have no one who loves you. Amy did have people who loved her, though, and has left them to pick up the pieces of her egocentric lifestyle.
Point taken. I'll say this though ... Peter Brock dies driving a car, hailed as a legend, who died doing what he loved. Ex wife claims he was an absentee father with a strained relationship with his kids. A hero none the less. There are dozens of examples in the sporting world, mountaineers, yachtsman, small plane enthusiasts ... they all died doing what they loved, left families behind etc. Steve Irwin is another example from a different realm.
No one runs around telling sportsman or guys who like small planes to grow up, get over their adrenalin habit & retire to their local bowls club.
Why is it a different reaction from society when a musician dies from a drug overdose ? Musicians & drugs / booze go together like peas & carrots ... and that has long been the case. Lets face it, we love them for it. Until it ends up splashed across the tabloids one too many times ... blah blah blah, you know the rest.