What Would People Say?

‘Spartacus’ star Andy Whitfield dies of lymphoma at 39

Whitfield’s wife, Vashti, in a statement called her husband a “beautiful young warrior” who died on a “sunny Sydney morning” in the “arms of his loving wife.”

Never heard of him. Also, his wife’s remarks are a tad self-serving, but they did get me to thinking what people would say in the event of my own untimely demise.

Best case: “He was a pain in the ass but at least he was interesting.”

More likely: “He was a pain in the ass. Once in a great while, he said something interesting. You had to wait for it.”

  7 comments for “What Would People Say?

  1. MS
    MS
    18 Sep 2011 at 10:54 pm

    He was in “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” on STARZ. Lucy Lawless is on it also. For someone who is on the Internet so often, there are a surprising number of things/people you claim to never have heard of.

  2. PE
    PE
    19 Sep 2011 at 11:01 am

    I’m not on the Internet to research TV programs.

  3. MS
    MS
    19 Sep 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Neither am I, yet still I am exposed to them.

  4. MS
    MS
    20 Sep 2011 at 11:34 am

    As are you, as evidenced by your original post quoting MSN announcing his death. So there.

  5. PE
    PE
    20 Sep 2011 at 4:25 pm

    The MSN home page has lots of links to people I’ve never heard of getting married, getting divorced, having babies, appearing on reality shows or dying. I often click through on the ones about death. Sometimes it turns out the dead person was on a TV show.

    I know Lucy Lawless though — Xena the Warrior Princess!

  6. MS
    MS
    22 Sep 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Exactly. They also mention things like youngish stars who develop lymphoma and miss filming their new hit cable series. Yes, Xena…thought you’d remember her.

  7. PE
    PE
    22 Sep 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I only click through when someone dies.

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