Actress Naya Rivera's body was recovered from Lake Piru in California. She died while going for a swim with her 4 year old son.
I wasn't a big fan of Glee, but my best friend at the time was. She would come over every week to watch the new episode at my house. I remember being most invested in the Santana/Brittany storyline, so this one had me pretty gutted. This is also the third member of the main cast to have died at a young age.
I remember going to karaoke night at a punk bar called Funky Winker Beans for my birthday. When the bar was about to close, he got up on stage and did a rendition of Johnny Cash's "Hurt." He did this a lot, but it felt special because it was my birthday. I'll never forget all the times I'd be shit faced at Pub 340 and he'd be lowkey trying to make out with my straight friends. This one really hurts. Vancouver is in mourning today.
I cried. It's no exaggeration I learned a lot about my own politics and international politics thanks to him. I never would have thought I'd be touched so strongly by the passing of a stranger but I cried. The world's not fair and here's proof of it right here.
Olivia de Havilland just passed. She was a great actor, but my primary admiration for her comes from her major part in tearing down the Studio System, something that as a freelancer I’ll be forever indebted to her for. Rest In Peace.