Posted by: nhfalcon | March 15, 2007

A Sad Weekend Made Even Sadder…

This past weekend was a very, very sad one for me. Two of my favorite entertainers passed away, both apparently suicides.

 

Comedian Richard Jeni (who I mentioned in a previous blog about must-have comedy routines) apparently shot himself in the face. He was found by his girlfriend, still alive, and taken to the nearest hospital, where he then died from his wound. His family has come out and said he was clinically depressed and had bouts of paranoia. I remember him as a very funny man and will miss him.

Singer and guitarist Brad Delp also passed away over the weekend, again apparently from a suicide. Delp was best known as the lead singer for the band Boston, one of the greatest bands of all time, in my opinion. Delp’s voice and Tom Scholz’s lead guitar work gave Boston a signature sound that no one else will ever be able to duplicate. Who can forget songs like “More Than A Feeling,” among others? Delp was famous for his generosity, and his family issued a statement implying that they believed he was just very tired. Delp apparently locked himself in a room with two charcoal grills and died from carbon monoxide poisoning. He even left notes in his home to warn those who would find him that there were high levels of carbon monoxide in the house. As with Jeni, he will be missed.

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  1. I heard about Delp last Friday, but didn’t hear about Jeni until Tuesday. I immediately thought of you….


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