Monday, October 11, 2004

And sometimes I despair, the world will never see another man like him.

Christopher Reeve -- best known for portraying Superman in four films, and for a tragic horse-riding accident nearly a decade ago that left him paralyzed, died Sunday of heart failure.

He was 52.

Goddamn if 52 isn't too young to die, particularly for Superman.

While promoting the Superman films years ago, Reeve had this to say on how children should react to the character:

"They should be looking for Superman's qualities courage, determination, modesty, humor in themselves rather than passively sitting back, gaping slack-jawed at this terrific guy in boots."

Rest easy, Christopher.

More on the story here.

No comments: