Well, I heard the news as I was driving to work this morning. Another young actor bites the dust. Now, while this doesn't affect me personally, I can feel a certain empathy for his family.
Especially his two-year-old daughter. She will never know her daddy. Sure, she will have a record of all his movies, clippings of his short but illustrious career, but she will never know who he was as a person. That is what makes me sad.
They say there were pills involved. Why is it always sordid when people die in the limelight? Why is there always speculation about drug abuse, suicide, and the like. It is highly probable he was taking sleeping pills and medication for pneumonia, which proved a lethal concoction. Whatever the reason, it is a tragic mistake.
And lets face it, the media will report what they like. Such as the interesting report I read that he died in the apartment of a certain skinny ex-child actress who was overseas at the time...where did that one come from?
Unless someone writes a book of his life, we are actually unlikely to know the whole truth, so lets be satisfied with the fact Australia and indeed the world has lost a bright and shining star at the peak of his career, and a little girl has lost her daddy. There really isn't any more to say...