Shannon Wilsey's parents divorced in when she was just 2. Like others in her world, she did not succeed. The limos are sent out. For the year-old sex video superstar known as Savannah, it was the most outrageous act in a short but outrage-filled public life. Mike Wilsey said she began dating rock star Gregg Allman while still in high school, eventually going on the road with him for a couple of years. If the Hollywood lifestyle is a fantasy, the sex-video business is even more unreal because it gives its female stars celebrity and wealth but, unlike Hollywood, it can never give them approval in the larger society. At the end of her life, she was depressed, in debt and slept with a gun under her pillow for protection. That is not uncommon for women who work in the sex industry, studies show. Most careers are over in a couple of years. Now Wilsey, the "adult industry's most celebrated star," according to the monthly Adult Video News, has snuffed out her life apparently to end romantic and financial problems that only seemed to escalate as her fame and income expanded. But Mike Wilsey said his daughter never told him about any such abuse. She grew up in Texas with her mother and then, after a brief stay with her father in Oxnard, lived with her grandparents in Mission Viejo, where she became a high school cheerleader. In an industry that shoots on a shoestring, she was known for pulling Hollywood-style stunts such as walking out in the middle of a production when a rock star paramour came to town. Is there a trend here? Then the re-entry into the ordinary world can be bumpy. Her growing celebrity and wealth enabled her to indulge her instinct for excess.