SUICIDES: Freddie Prinze: Too Much, Too Soon

He seemed to have everything going for him. Playing a wisecracking Chicano hustler in an East Los Angeles garage, he starred in NBC's three-year-old hit series Chico and the Man. He had just signed a multiyear $1 million contract with Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. He was negotiating film deals with Warner's and Universal. He had filled in for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show; more such appearances were in the works. And at the age of 22, he attained one of the highest status roles in show business when he performed for the...