Bits and Pieces

Monday, October 11, 2004

Superman Dies at 52

There's one thing you can't deny about Christopher Reeve - everyone had an opinion. He was either a testament to bravery in the face of adversity, or the self-obsessed poster boy for the bitter disabled.

Severely injured in a horse-riding accident, Reeve was confined to a wheelchair for the last 9 years of his life. During this time he devoted himself to advocating spinal cord research, confidently declaring that he would walk again.

Reeve collected himself a fair few detractors after 9 years of this insistence, but I always liked the guy. Sure, he got a bit tiresome after 9 years, but you can't hate Superman. I'll be raising a glass to him tonight. RIP Man of Steel.
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