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Cloudy, with a chance of gallows humor....

So last night, we watched next Sunday's episode of Nurse Jackie. (It's available on-demand a week ahead.) One of the subplots was about Dr. Prentiss having to deliver a bad and probably fatal diagnosis to a patient who was a longtime friend of his. The end credits began with an In Memoriam to a Curtis McLarin. I didn't recognize the name, and guessed he was in the show's crew, but then his name appeared again seconds later as a high-credited guest star.

Turns out he played the patient with the bad diagnosis. Last month, he died of a real one- a brain aneurysm. He was not quite 45. He was a respected alum of the SUNY Purchase drama program that also included Wesley Snipes and Stanley Tucci. I didn't remember him from anything else, but IMDB notes that he was also in a recent Elementary ep.

So sad. So weird.

So then it got weirder.

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They mentioned this morning, on a sports show of all things, that Bob Hoskins just died. He'd been ill, so it wasn't a shock, but the timing kinda was. For we've been film-festing Bob of late- starting with his significant 1999 part in the BBC/Masterpiece remake of David Copperfield, and just this past weekend in his feature film debut The Long Good Friday. We've also had his Mona Lisa on order for awhile. He's probably best remembered as Eddie in Roger Rabbit, and for playing Smee, both in Hook and more recently in the tv mini Neverland.

And now HE's gone:(

Anyone else you want us to watch?

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liddle_oldman From: liddle_oldman Date: April 30th, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear!

I first saw him, I think, in "Flickers", a miniseries about the birth of movies.
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