I'm not as fascinated in her life or death as I am fascinated and amused by the people who actually find it newsworthy. It's hard to put a finger or three on what she actually was to people's eyes and why would people find her death more important than other things in life. While she idolized Marilyn Monroe, the classy blonde she was not. Yet despite that, she did start from practically nothing to being a celebrity and that would have gotten a lot of people talking.
Even if you were half way across the world.