All is not right with the world today, because reports are now coming in that Jeff Golblum died early this morning in New Zealand.
The story is still developing, but preliminary reports from New Zealand police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set.
Oh dear god, please say it isn’t true. He didn’t even get to be a dad yet, which the following quote (This Is London) suggests was something he thought about. He had so many talents to pass on. He was among other things a jazz pianist, and an accomplished actor.
“I’ve put a lot of time into relationships,” he says. “A nine and a six-year marriage, and then a four and a two-year relationship. I’ve put time into domestic exclusivity and enjoyed it very much, but I also enjoy being single right now. I have been romantic in the past but I don’t think I am currently romantically sold on the ideal of marriage. I like kids but I am happy not to have any of my own right now. You know, I’m confident in my acting, I play my music, I’m as hearty as I’ve ever been and when I go home at night I like it nice and quiet.”
He looks around him. The implication is that, if he were tied down, he couldn’t just up sticks and come here to do Speed-the-Plow, to “do acting”, the thing he loves. “But hey,” he says, flashing that grin again, “I can fall in love totally and something may happen tomorrow that changes everything.”
I don’t know what to say, but if it’s true he will be sorely missed, and if it’s a hoax it’s in terrible taste on this horrible day.
Good News – After Further investigation Jeff Goldblum Isn’t Dead. I am sincerely glad it’s not true, but feel like a schmoe for falling for the hoax. Yes, Yes, call me names, it’s okay.