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What’ll I do when you are far away…

David Rakoff, November 27, 1964 – August 9, 2012.

David died yesterday after a long battle with cancer.  Brook and I became devotees of David through his This American Life acts.  The last time we saw him was in May at the This American Life simulcast when he said goodbye, gracefully.

Here is that act, from This American Life, The Invisible Made Visible:

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6 Responses

  1. I’m shocked. And so sorry.

    • It was clear to the audience in May that he was terminal and he was saying goodbye. He wasn’t just being neurotic this time.

  2. WOW! Thank you,

  3. I would have liked to have known him.

    • I know, right? He was just like me except male, gay, witty, profound and more likeable.
      But not more neurotic.

  4. WOW…

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