I just read that the actor Jeff Conway from the show Taxi, (and the movie Grease) is in a coma as a result of a suicide attempt, and his family is taking him off life support. I’m flashing back to many years ago, and a period of insomnia that I went through and the only thing on TV late at night was Taxi. Honestly, I didn’t even love the show, but I remember watching it night after night, bleary-eyed and miserable.
They’ve got a voice mail message of his online. Apparently, he left for a friend not long before this happened. The article way over-states how incoherent he is. What stands out for me is a person who still thinks he has a life. Things are changing in a good way, things are happening, he’s working on something for the future. And then, like that, he doesn’t.
Dance while you still can.