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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Monday, September 08, 2008

Hang Up

Last week I heard that a member of a college theater group committed suicide. Bit by bit I pieced together information about the death—how (he hanged himself), when (two Sundays ago), where (in their garage) and possibly why (a recent break-up seemed like the straw that broke the camel’s back). But no one told me who; I guess they all assumed I knew. So I was quite shocked when I finally found out; I personally knew him, though I wasn’t that close to him.

This morning I remembered he was in my Facebook. Before his Facebook’s page loaded, I panicked for a second: What if his status read something, uhm… scary? But his status line was blank. How fitting.

A friend wrote on his wall: “bakit naman baby boy”. But he left no note that fateful Sunday. Besides, questions like “Why?” will never have a sufficient answer.

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P.S. – Conrado de Quiros writes about the tragedy. Click here to read.

5 comments:

joaqui_miguel said...

:(

ALiNe said...

That's sad...

E said...

...2 hang ups that i know of since last saturday....


is it because of the "ber" months? seems like everybody is crashing lately....

dappie said...

Really sad. I've seen him perform four or five times before. At first the name didn't register but when someone mentioned "theater" next to his name, I suddenly remembered him and all his previous roles.

May he rest in peace.

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