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Why did no one tell me... - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Aug. 22nd, 2004 10:07 pm
Why did no one tell me...

...that Jonathan Brandis joined the 27 Club last November? I found out on Fandom Wank, of all places.

Part of me thinks it's silly to grieve; it's not like I knew him personally. But what can I do? I feel sorrow and anger and hurt just the same. It saddens me most that his death only made a tiny blip on the entertainment industry's radar. "Oh, another former teen hearthrob has-been has thrown his life away. *yawn*" But he was a person with hopes and dreams and a heart and...

And he was beautiful, and maybe some people thought he was just a pretty face, but his was a face I hung on my walls and kept in my heart when I was a teenager. And even as I grew older and more discerning, I thought he was a talented actor, and some of his performances truly moved me. I thought he had what it took to continue his success into adulthood. His career was in a bit of a lull last year, but he still had some good prospects. He still had potential, and I hate that now this light has been put out, and this potential is gone.

*sigh*

I feel a snippet of Natalie Merchant's eulogy for River Phoenix is appropriate:

Lay to rest your soul and body,
Lay beside your name.
Lay to rest your rage, your hunger,
And amazing grace.


Joie

Current Mood: crushed crushed
Current Music: "Into the West" ~ Annie Lennox

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ginnytoo
ginnytoo
ginnytoo
Tue, Aug. 24th, 2004 01:46 am (UTC)
Jonathan Brandis

I feel sad about it, too. Who knew? I found some beautiful pictures of him at

http://www.saviodsilva.com/d/8/brandis.htm

It makes me sad that some people do not realize, in the worst of times, that life will get better...


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Aug. 24th, 2004 03:19 am (UTC)
Re: Jonathan Brandis

There. That's the one I used to have up in my bedroom.


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