Wednesday, February 23, 2005

a reminder of our impermanence

It wasn't a big shock to hear that Hunter S. Thompson checked out of Hotel Terra on his own terms. The following photo shows a man on the way to blowing his own brains out:

The real shock, discovered through Brian's site, was that Lee Eun-ju had also killed herself, apparently by hanging after she attempted to slit her wrists. I don't know much about Miss Lee, but I do know I had something of a crush on her after I saw her tragic performance in the Korean War movie "Taegeukgi." Here's a shot of Miss Lee from that film:

I wonder why she did it. This article offers some morbid speculation, partly based on her suicide note and other sparse clues.


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