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Why It’s OK to Cry about Leonard Nimoy

What we don't talk about when a celebrity dies

February 27, 2015 marked the first day I cried over a celebrity’s death. It was the day Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock on “Star Trek”, passed away from COPD complications. At 83, he had lived a … Continue reading

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“A Good Death” by Joshua Bright

The New York Times photographer learned many things from the dying John R. Hawkins -- among them, what it means to have "a good death"

“I had never looked closely for a long period at a dying person,” writes photographer Joshua Bright of The New York Times; “I had never listened to the strained breathing of a body barely functioning and had never put my … Continue reading

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