Elster's World

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Goodbye Dana Reeve

Dana Reeve, wife of former Superman Christopher Reeve, died today of lung cancer. To be honest with you, the passing of celebrities doesn't really mean that much to me as a general rule - I generally am more saddedned by the death of someone in my community. But Dana Reeve was an exception. Her husband's tragic story is well known and on the heels of his passing, her cancer struck a serious blow.

Last I saw her, she was singing a tribute to Mark Messier at his number retirement celebration at Madison Square Garden. I remember commenting to Mrs. Elster that she looked pretty good even though she was supposedly so sick. Well, it's now a few short months later and she is gone.

I take two things out of all this. First, it seems that the Reeves were struck with more than their fair share of tragedy since the equestrian accident that paralized Mr. Reeve. And second, what we take from any person's death; that life is too short to putz around - you are not going to live forever and your world can get blown apart in a manner of seconds.

3 Comments:

  • Their son lost both his parents at a young age. That's what makes this particularly sad.

    You wrote: "life is too short to putz around - you are not going to live forever and your world can get blown apart in a manner of seconds."

    The first part of that sentence is motivational, I guess. The last part is just frightening.

    By Blogger Joe Schick, at 4:41 PM  

  • Much like life - motivational and frightening.

    Didn't know about the young son. Yes, even more tragic.

    By Blogger Elster, at 6:11 PM  

  • I took a similar message from the death of Kirby Puckett.

    By Blogger Jewboy, at 9:41 PM  

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