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#1 Posted on 11.10.04 0037.41
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The Drudge report as well as several other news agencys are reporting that Christopher Reeve died today.

This is truly sad, I grew up watching him as Superman, and am deeply saddened by this.

Rest In Peace Superman

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#2 Posted on 11.10.04 0040.57
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To anyone who thinks this is just a rumor, it is true. It was confirmed by his publicist, Wesley Combs, on Fox News.

A great performer has passed, and I give my prayers and best wishes to his friends and family.


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#3 Posted on 11.10.04 0045.32
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Actor, Director and Activist Christopher Reeve Dies at Age 52

9 minutes ago





To: National Desk


Contact: Wesley Combs, 202-887-0500 ext. 14 wcombs@witeckcombs.com or Glynnis Breen, 202-887-0500 ext. 26, gbreen@witeckcombs.com


BEDFORD, N.Y., Oct. 11 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Christopher Reeve died suddenly at 5:30 p.m. yesterday of heart failure. He was 52 years old.


On Saturday October 9, Reeve fell into a coma after going into cardiac arrest while at home. Reeve was being treated 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. Reeve was admitted to Northern Westchester Hospital on Saturday evening and never regained consciousness. His family was at his side at the time of death.


Dana Reeve, Christopher's wife, issued this statement: "On behalf of my entire family, I want to thank Northern Westchester Hospital for the excellent care they provided to my husband. I also want to thank his personal staff of nurses and aides, as well as the millions of fans from around the world who have supported and loved my husband over the years."


"The family asks that you respect their privacy at this very difficult time, "said Wesley Combs, publicist for Mr. Reeve.


Reeve is survived by his mother Barbara Johnson and his father Franklin Reeve, his brother Benjamin Reeve, his wife Dana, their twelve year old son Will and his two children from a former relationship, Matthew (25) and Alexandra (21).


At this time, no plans for a funeral have been announced. Additional information will be released as soon as it is available. Please visit http:;//www.christopherreeve.org for the most up-to-date information.


For those who care to do so, the family has requested that donations be made in his honor to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation -- http://www.ChristopherReeve.org. Cards may be sent to the family in care of the Foundation at 500 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.


http://www.usnewswire.com/

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#4 Posted on 11.10.04 0055.07
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This is awful news for me, I was really hoping that he would manage to find a way to walk again, or regain more of his mobility. He was so positive despite being in a situation that would obliterate the morale of the vast majority of us, and I guess we all need some of that optimism now.

Thanks a billion, Superman.

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#7 Posted on 11.10.04 0149.30
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If you wish to see Reeve at his comic best, rent "Noises Off," a hilarious farce. If you want to see him at his dramatic best, rent "The Remains of the Day." You all know what role is Reeve at his iconic best.

If you want an example of Reeve the man at his best...well, just look at any time in the last decade.

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#8 Posted on 11.10.04 0226.57
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    If you wish to see Reeve at his comic best, rent "Noises Off," a hilarious farce. If you want to see him at his dramatic best, rent "The Remains of the Day." You all know what role is Reeve at his iconic best.

    If you want an example of Reeve the man at his best...well, just look at any time in the last decade.

    RIP


Noises Off is a great movie and an even better play for the stage. Seriously guys...go rent it.

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#9 Posted on 11.10.04 0618.01
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I truly thought I'd see him walk again.

RIP Man of Steel
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#10 Posted on 11.10.04 0722.13
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I played high school hockey with his two younger brothers and it was always kind of cool to see Superman standing by the side boards. I first saw him onstage in a high school production of "The Boyriend" - I last saw him onstage at a charity fundraiser in Princeton. You could hear a pin drop in the audience as he spoke. He was an extraordinary individual who did not know the meaning of the word quit. he will be missed.
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#11 Posted on 11.10.04 0811.29
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The man became a Superman when he decided to fight the impossible and beat his paralysis. He showed what could be done with proper research and funding..
He (through his fame & fundraising) probably helped research take a huge step forward..he will be missed.
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#12 Posted on 11.10.04 0825.08
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Man. That is sad and totally unexpected. In fact, John Kerry JUST mentioned in Friday's debate how he'd like to see him walk again (regarding stem-cell research). And I was thinking "Man, wouldn't it be cool if that guy could one day make a full recovery!" Never did I think that he'd die only two days later.

RIP, Christopher Reeve
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#13 Posted on 11.10.04 0858.43
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Strange how much I had been thinking about Christopher Reeve in the past week. I was watching old episodes of Smallville last week, where he had a recurring role(in fact, there will probably need to be some sort of closure relating to his character). Then Senator Kerry mentioned him on Friday night.

And last night, before I knew that he had passed away, a question came out about him while a few of us were playing Scene It in our post-Thanksgiving stupor.

It's sad to see someone so determined to succeed at recovering from his injury not reaching that goal.
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#14 Posted on 11.10.04 0921.18
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Finding this out was a sad way to start the day. He was truly a courageous man who, in my eyes, wore an "S" on his chest until the day he passed.

It hits closer to home for me because I have an uncle that I'm very close with that was paralyzed from the waist down in a freak accident. I'd hoped to see Christopher Reeve walk again so that my uncle would have hope too.

May he rest in peace.
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#15 Posted on 11.10.04 1055.55
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I like so many others in this thread thought that one day hopefully not too far from now we'd be seeing him doing an interview with Diane Sawyer or someone like that talking about how he cherishes every step he can take not that he's succeeded in walking again. Sadly that interview will never come. Hopefully his work and refusal to curl up and die will be the inspiration so soon someone else can take a step they never again thought they would be able to take. RIP Chris Reeve, may you find the Fortress but may it never be one of Solitude, but of eternal joy.
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#16 Posted on 11.10.04 1352.31
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Yeah, this sucks. Three in a row, like usual, with Janet Leigh and Rodney Dangerfield having just passed a week ago or so.
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#17 Posted on 11.10.04 1520.51
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This was a man who started off portraying a cultural icon...and became a beacon of hope for the world simply by being his courageous self.

A little part of yours truly is crying inside. RIP, Christopher Reeve. You truly were super.

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#18 Posted on 11.10.04 1617.45
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#19 Posted on 11.10.04 1633.32
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On a serious note, a good friend of mine has been paralyzed from the neck down for a good 5 years. He hasn't handled it as well as Reeve did. Seeing Reeve strive to be the first person to walk again after being paralyzed gave me hope that some day my friend would be able to walk again. He will be missed.

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#20 Posted on 11.10.04 1735.34
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I thought his best performance was in the 'new classic' (According to TNT) SOMEWHERE IN TIME with the beautiful Jane Seymore.

It'll make a nice little mini marathon along with BACK TO SCHOOL (Dangerfield) and Psycho (Leigh) later in the week.
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