Friday, 12 June 2015

Goodnight Sweet Prince(s)

I don't normally do this kind of thing but today I'm going to make an exception. I'm going to post about something almost everyone else will be. Yesterday was a sad day for me due to the death of not one, but two people who I really liked and enjoyed the work of. The first is, of course, Sir Christopher Lee.

This generation probably know him best as Saruman in The Lord Of The Rings. He was the only person involved with the movies to have had the pleasure of meeting Tolkien himself. That always struck me as something kind of fun. He had been in the business for decades and most people have probably seen one of his movies. He was truly a great actor who will, and should, be remembered for generations to come.

The other person who passed for me is American wrestler "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. I don't think as many people are going to be affected by his passing as the number affected by Christopher Lee but it's still sad for me. He was involved a lot outside of the ring as well as inside and even though I never really got to follow his career I always enjoyed the times I did get to see him. He was fun, charming, and had quite the impact on a number of lives.
My thoughts are with the family and friends of not just these two, but for all the people who die without us even knowing. As morbid as it is someone probably died while you were reading this and the world at large will never know.

So goodnight sweet princes and princesses. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

5 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard about Dusty Rhodes passing away, but I had heard about Christopher Lee. What careers they both had!

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    1. One of the good things (if it's possible for there to be a good thing) about Christopher Lee is that he had lead a rich full life. He had done pretty much everything there was to do including launching a death metal album. It's not the usual case of "Died too soon" you sometimes see. That enables us to focus on the good and celebrate his life, rather than be sad he was taken from us too soon.

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  2. Oh that last line really blew me away: "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." So eloquent. A very moving post.

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