Different people deal with the knocks in different ways.
In our eagerness to see her as a sex symbol, we dismissed the knocks she'd suffered in her short life.
Like interview of Jiah Khan from 2008, a year after she made her debut film Nishabd.
Babies may have higher body temperatures than adults, but even a slight fever in babies can signal a severe infection.
In Bollywood, she didn't conform to the conventional notions of beauty and she wasn't getting many roles, but it was still more hospitable than trying to break into Hollywood or the British acting scene.
As an actress, her options were limited.