Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Love means never having to say Erich Segal is dead

The spirit of Erich Segal hung over our coverage of the events surrounding the final days and cancer death of Farrah Fawcett. After all, he wrote the book and then the film that gave Farrah's on-again, off-again contentious lover Ryan O'Neal his defining role. Along with Love Story, Segal also co-wrote the screenplay to The Beatles' Yellow Submarine animated film, which is getting a remake this year and has figured into our coverage of all the Beatle Fan Fest activity. And of course, he is another, along with novelist Robert B. Parker, person of note who would figure into our Death of The Day category today, were it not so crowded. Erich Segal wqs 72. he suffered from Parkinson's Disease for the past 25 years. Parker, who wrote the Spenser crime novels, was 77. Robert Urich, who played Spenser in the TV series, died of cancer, too. And Tabloid Obits is what we have become...

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