“I always knew it’d come to this…”
“Your friend hasn’t learned his limitations, and he’s not going to make it if he continues.” ~William S Burroughs on Kurt Cobain, to Cobain’s tour manager (source)
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I remember when I first heard of his death on the radio. It wasn’t the ending I’d hoped for, but it was the one I expected. I took a deep breath, and exhaled slowly.
He had been in the news just the week before, having been hospitalized for an accidental drug overdose. I thought at the time that an overdose that massive could not have been “accidental.” I’m sure I wasn’t the only one.
The press was absolutely brutal. “He was successful! He was rich! He was young! He was popular!” They didn’t understand how someone who had checked all of the boxes wasn’t happy. They portrayed him as a spoiled brat who just couldn’t be pleased.
It never occurred to them that their formula could be flawed.