From Bloomberg obit:
- The body of Spalding Gray, the author, theatrical monologist and actor who received critical acclaim for work that combined wit, dark humor and observations as seen through his own life, washed ashore yesterday on the Brooklyn waterfront, a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner's office said. Gray was 62.
Gray was reported missing almost two months ago. "We've identified it as Spalding Gray by dental X-rays," said Ellen, Borakove, the spokeswoman. The cause of death of Gray wasn't immediately determined, she said.
I'm glad that at least I got to see one of his live performances. While I can't deny that his material tended to be a bit self-absorbed, it worked because it gave a picture of himself.
His monologues revealed him to be passionate on his issues and compassionate toward people.