This was not an easy piece to write… all the heartbreaking memories came flooding back at once.
As in the case of Heath Ledger, I remember exactly where, when and how I heard the news of his death. I have no idea why but I took the news very hard; perhaps because he was about my age when he passed. It was so surreal; the world lost a great talent at such a young age. I stayed in my apartment mourning.
I was also crushed by River Phoenix’s and Paul Walker’s death, and most devastated by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s. It was 4am when I made a last check on Twitter/Facebook before hitting the sack, and that’s when I learnt that another world class actor had been taken from us too soon.
I know it’s weird…why some of us get so affected by the news of an actor’s passing. I’ll be glad to hear from anyone who can break down the underlying meaning of the impact these deaths have on us.
In the mean time, I pray I don’t have to hear of another tragic death any time soon.