Thursday, 7 August 2008

We Interupt This Blog To Bring You.........

......the dreadful news that Simon Gray has died at the age of 71.

I can't believe it. I don't usually give a hoot when a 'celebrity' that I don't personally know dies, but this chap was a genius in my eyes. An amazing playwright, author, and all-round character. I'm devastated.

Oh well, (ab)normal service will resume shortly. He did have dogs though......

2 comments:

Flowerpot said...

He was incredible wasn't he? What an amazing talent. And what a tortured man. Mind you, most very talented people tend to be tortured, don't they?

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

True, but I'm not convinced he was a 'tortured' as is often made out. He has big problems with self-belief and self-image, but seemed to deal with them quite effectively. If you count alcohol and cigarettes as an effective therapy.....!