Monday, October 11, 2004

Superman dies

Jeez. Its been a heavy week! Splattermail's starting to read like an obituary.

The death of Christopher Reeve (52) yesterday from heart failure will be deeply mourned throughout the entertainment industry. Reeve was unquestionably one of the most inspirational figures in Hollywood, as I'm sure anyone who had followed the wheelchair-bound actor's career both pre- and post his 1995 horse-riding accident will testify.

"Reeve fell into a coma Saturday after going into cardiac arrest while at his New York home, his publicist, Wesley Combs, told The Associated Press by phone from Washington, D.C., on Sunday night.

Reeve was being treated at Northern Westchester Hospital for a pressure wound that he developed, a common complication for people living with paralysis. In the past week, the wound had become severely infected, resulting in a serious systemic infection

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