Thursday, 29 October 2009

Sad News

Do you ever have times when you hear something, some "news", that makes you really quite sad? Even though the "news" involved may be far from recent?

I remember getting that feeling several years ago when I googled (or whatever the technology was in those days) Jon Pertwee, only to find out that he'd died of a heart attack a few years earlier while on holiday in New York. I remember Jon Pertwee fondly both for Doctor Who (though he was only my second-favourite doctor, Tom Baker taking that particular prize) and for Worzel Gummidge, a Sunday afternoon childhood memory. Very sad.

Anyway, I digress. Got exactly the same feeling today. I don't know why but I was thinking about films, more specifically about French films, which I like and which I haven't bought for quite a while. I googled my favourite French actor, Michel Serrault, only to find that he died a couple of years ago. Again, it left me feeling really sad. Especially to find out also that he was based in Honfleur, which I know so well.

I'm not sure I should google my next-favourite French actor (Jean Reno), just in case I find something out I don't want to know!

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