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Spalding Gray missing

otterpop

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Spalding Gray "The Talking Man" has been missing for almost a week. It is presumed that he may be dead, most likely a suicide. I've so enjoyed his monologues. He was a wonderful, witty, and insightful speaker. I attended a live performance of "It's a Slippery Slope" and it was fabulous. "Swimming to Cambodia," "Gray's Anatomy" and "Monster in the Box" were some of his other monologues. He held an audience's attention without the benefits of special effects, car crashes, or gunfire. All he needed was his words and gestures. Seated at a desk with a pitcher of water, a glass and his spiral notebook, he would spin fabulous tales.

I hope he will return, but it seems most unlikely. He is gone and we've lost one of the most entertaining writers and speakers.
 

nerudite

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Yeah, I saw that he was missing a few days ago. I hope he's okay... he's one of my favorite entertainers. :(
 

otterpop

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nerudite said:
Wow... just heard that he's dead. He was one of the most talented performance artists/comedians IMO and I'm really bummed he's gone. :(
I am really bummed too. I really enjoyed his movies. So glad I got the chance to see him in person. I know he was suffering mentally and physically since his car accident. I hope he is in a better place now. Rest in peace, Spuddy.
 
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