To that end, neither can Kanye West. I’m not saying that as a hater (although I’m no fan); I really feel his antics are rooted in mental illness.
Andy Partridge of *XTC *had a breakdown that effectively led to the breakup of the band.
I feel like I’ve read about a lot of old time movie stars who suffered but suddenly I’m drawing a blank, save for the ones already mentioned by RealityChuck and Waltzes with Cacti.
OP, I think I read the same book; very interesting stuff. There’s also a *Behind the Music * about PF that offers a lot about the Syd years and includes what I think is some of the last footage ever taken of him. Ima tell ya, I was crying my eyes out at the end of it.