So, you’ve heard the old saying that important deaths come in 3s. It’s happened again this week.
First, was former Marine Staff Sergeant turned actor, R. Lee Ermey, most known for playing sadistic drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s cult Full Metal Jacket among other films where he more often than not plays a prick-ish loose cannon with menacing quiet or balls to the wall manic glee. Either way, he brought magic to each role only the way he could.
Next, is actor/magician, Harry Anderson. Anderson was a SNL alumnae, who transitioned into an actor, most known for playing Judge Harry T. Stone on the sitcom, Night Court. Often during his role, he’d break out with a magic trick while hold court to throw off Markie Post’s Attorney Christine Sullivan. Anderson also, notably, had the role of adult Richie Tozier in the TV film version of It.
Sadly, the third is Former First Lady Barbara Bush, who’s just opted to go to hospice over the weekend. She was wife of former president George H.W. Bush and mother to former president George W. Bush. She was a champion of literacy, knowing knowledge is power, and was always known for every day speech.
Three well-known people lost in the span of a week from different walks of life, but managed to touch people with what they did with their lives. Condolences to their fam, friends, and fans.
Be good to each other.