Everyone was saddened when we has found two years ago after taking his life but sadly, no one was terribly surprised. Spalding Gray had a history of suicide attempts, but more importantly he left a legacy of brilliant performances and writings.
I was first introduced to his unique style of monologue in the Talking Heads movie True Stories. He will be remembered for the wit and humor he brought to his deeply personal stories. And the man loved New York, he was quoted as saying “I knew I couldn't live in America and I wasn't ready to move to Europe so I moved to an island off the coast of America – New York City.” So we love him for that too.