We’ve done this before, but with a fair amount of deaths in the past few months, I got to thinking of this topic again.
No celebrity death will hit me as hard as Roger Ebert last year. I followed him on twitter and he mentioned my correspondence with him a couple times. His death, though he was ill, was a surprise to me and I still have not fully accepted the absence of his presence in this world.
Now, on to my list of still alive folks, in no particular order:
**Werner Herzog **- Is there any greater director? His documentaries are outstanding. Let alone his fictional feature films. I’d kill to meet him and have an hour to talk. If any of you have not seen his more recent short film(30 minutes), it’s about texting while driving and will move even the toughest soul. Yes, it is free on Youtube and God bless him for having it so.
Stephen Fry - He attempted suicide in the past couple years and if he does it, I’ll never recover, nor will I ever view him the same. I know he has an illness, but this would be so tragic I could not imagine seeing him in the same way. He’s the best.
**Brandon Sanderson **- No death in sight, fortunately. My favorite author and just a great guy. I’d be so devastated.
David Mitchell, Lee Mack, Rob Brydon, Phil Jupitus, Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson, Sean Locke, Bill Bailey, and several other panel guests - These guys make me laugh.