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    Christopher Reeve is Dead

    My heart skipped a beat when I saw the headline. So, so sad. For his family most of all and for all of us too. He was a great, soulful and visionary spirit. Bless you, Chris.

    From the Drudge Report:
    Nikki Finke in Los Angeles is reporting that actor Christopher Reeve is dead, according to sources close to the actor. He died suddenly Sunday. News of his death has not been reported publicly yet. His family will make an announcement Monday at the earliest. Reeve was just mentioned Friday in the second live presidential debate by John Kerry. Noting he was a friend of the paralysed Reeve, Kerry said he was in favor of further stem cell research because Reeve could walk again one day thanks to such science.

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    I don't believe it, and I do not have faith in what Drudge reports.

    Who is this Nikki Finke?

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    WOW, I hope this is a case where the ol' internet is wrong. I guess we will know for sure in a few days

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    nikki finke link

    This is who Nikki Finke is. A journalist known for Hollywood scoops. Hope she's wrong this time.

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    Superman actor Christopher Reeve has died, his publicist has said.

    The 52-year-old fell into a coma on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest at his New York home.

    "If you repeat it often enough and loudly enough, it becomes true,"

    Noam Chomsky

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    just heard it too, this is a sad day for us all

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    It was Just said on cnn

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    CNN and Fox News are reading reports from The Associated Press. It's true and it has shocked me to the core. Prayers for his grieving family.

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    LA Times
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    'Superman' Star Christopher Reeves, Dead at 52
    Wheelchair-bound actor was also an advocate for spinal cord reserach
    From The Associated Press
    Times Staff Writer

    10:29 PM PDT, October 10, 2004

    NEW YORK - Christopher Reeve, the star of the "Superman" movies whose near-fatal riding accident nine years ago turned him into a worldwide advocate for spinal cord research, died Sunday of heart failure, his publicist said. He was 52.

    Reeve fell into a coma Saturday after going into cardiac arrest while at his New York home, his publicist, Wesley Combs told The Associated Press by phone from Washington, D.C., on Sunday night.

    Reeve was being treated at Northern Westchester Hospital for a pressure wound that he developed, a common complication for people living with paralysis. In the past week, the wound had become severely infected, resulting in a serious systemic infection.

    "On behalf of my entire family, I want to thank Northern Westchester Hospital for the excellent care they provided to my husband," Dana Reeve, Christopher's wife, said in a statement. "I also want to thank his personal staff of nurses and aides, as well as the millions of fans from around the world who have supported and loved my husband over the years."

    Reeve broke his neck in May 1995 when he was thrown from his horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, Va.

    Enduring months of therapy to allow him to breathe for longer and longer periods without a respirator, Reeve emerged to lobby Congress for better insurance protection against catastrophic injury and to move an Academy Award audience to tears with a call for more films about social issues.

    He returned to directing, and even returned to acting in a 1998 production of "Rear Window," a modern update of the Hitchcock thriller about a man in a wheelchair who becomes convinced a neighbor has been murdered. Reeve won a Screen Actors Guild award for best actor in a television movie or miniseries.

    "I was worried that only acting with my voice and my face, I might not be able to communicate effectively enough to tell the story," Reeve said. "But I was surprised to find that if I really concentrated, and just let the thoughts happen, that they would read on my face. With so many close-ups, I knew that my every thought would count."

    In his public appearances, he was as handsome as ever, his blue eyes bright and his voice clear.

    "Hollywood needs to do more," he said in the March 1996 Oscar awards appearance. "Let's continue to take risks. Let's tackle the issues. In many ways our film community can do it better than anyone else. There is no challenge, artistic or otherwise, that we can't meet."

    In 2000, Reeve was able to move his index finger, and a specialized workout regimen has made his legs and arms stronger. He has also regained sensation in other parts of his body.

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    The news just broke over here. Godspeed Chris Reeve. We are on our own. Lets do it not only for ourselves, but for him in his honor.

    "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

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