Monday, February 21, 2005

HUNTER S. THOMPSON'S SUICIDE yesterday really jerked my head around. Perhaps there have been other two-month stretches when so many important and unforgettable people have left us, but I don't remember when. I did some Internet searching tonight and came up with the following list, from Jan. 1, 2005, to today.

I hope that this list of people we loved and lost will comfort everyone who will miss them. And may Shirley Chisholm, Robert Matsui, Johnny Carson, Ernst Mayr, Ossie Davis, Arthur Miller, Sandra Dee, John Raitt, and Hunter S. Thompson enjoy each other's company in whatever sphere they inhabit now as much as we enjoyed, admired, respected, and learned from them when they were alive.

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