Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Some People Deserve Better

Dana Reeve was one of them. She may not have smoked, but in Chinese medicine unremitting grief takes a severe toll on the lungs. Victorian romances weren't as sad and romantic as this, which is somewhat fitting since her husband starred in one of the most romantic movies of all time. A sad way to start the morning.
Dana Reeve, Widow of Actor Christopher Reeve, Dies at Age 44: "'We are extremely saddened by the death of Dana Reeve, whose grace and courage under the most difficult of circumstances was a source of comfort and inspiration to all of us,' said Kathy Lewis, president and chief executive of the New Jersey-based Christopher Reeve Foundation, in a statement. Reeve died at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center, the foundation said.

Reeve, who served as chairwoman of the foundation, died just seven months after announcing she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. She said then that she had never smoked. In November, she said the tumor was shrinking.

Dana Reeve lived in Westchester County, near New York City, with the couple's 13-year-old son Will.

Her husband, Christopher Reeve, best known for his role as 'Superman,' died just 17 months ago in Oct. 2004, at age 52 after being completely paralyzed for nine years.

'She was improving,' Kate Michelman, a spokesman for the foundation, told CNN. 'Then just recently, she learned she was failing. She was determined she was going to overcome this.' Reeve died just a little more than a week before her 45th birthday.

Michelman called Reeve's death 'brutal' and 'extraordinarily unfair,' particularly for the couple's teenage son."
May he have experienced all the tragedy he ever will and that from this day forward may light, love and happiness fill his life.


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