October 11, 2004

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve died yesterday, and a lot of people have talked about what it meant to them. I could write more about it, but I'll just second the tribute of Athenae at First Draft.

Posted by natasha at October 11, 2004 08:22 PM | Community | Technorati links |

Just a correction natasha - and I don't mean to be a pain in the ass by this -- it's reeve. Christopher Reeve.

Posted by: John F at October 11, 2004 08:30 PM

Thanks for noticing. Fixed now.

Posted by: natasha at October 11, 2004 08:47 PM

I was one of those people talking about him. Amazing how it took being paralyzed for all of us to find out he really was Superman. All the more, this HAS to keep his fight for stem cell research going. The value he gave his own life was in his fight for answers. The answers must still be sought now that he is no longer leading the search.

Posted by: Scott at October 12, 2004 03:34 PM

All right, after nit-picking Natasha (and I used to call him Christopher Reeves all the time, but that was wrong then and I wanted to get it correct now)....

This one hurt more than any celebrity death that I have seen.... I mean, Rodney hurt last week but in a way - you knew it was coming.

With Reeve - youw ante dto see him walk again. You wanted to see him fighting the good fight... And more importantly - you wanted to see him victorious. You wnated to see him triumphant like the Man of Steel that you knew him as.

I was only a toddler and young child in the 1980's and I revered Superman... I don't mean the cartoons and comic books... It was the Chris Reeve/Movie Superman. He was the guy I wanted to be like. He was my hero...

To see him hurt was hard... (funny - he had a role in a B quality movie as a quadraplegic shortly before the accident, I believe he was opposite Kim Cattral in this film) Seeing him overcoming was heartwarming... The Barbra Walters Interview is a great example of how you just hoped for him... and he gave you reason to hope for him...

But then this happens... This is just a shock to the system. It's... I don't know, I'm at a loss of words. To lose your childhood hero is tough, to lose someone that meant something to you and millions because of what he became - that's almost worse.

Rest in peace, Christopher Reeve. You will be missed, Superman.

Posted by: John F at October 12, 2004 04:14 PM