Goodbye Tom

Posted by · 9:19 pm · November 12th, 2009

It’s a bit, I don’t know, irritating…disgusting…to see the story of my friend Tom Sparks’s tragic recent passing plastered with the tag “Exclusive” in Daniel Frankel’s story at The Wrap.  I don’t really know what “exclusivity” there is to claim here.  The story is the story.  But I’m a bit close to matters, obviously.  And this is to say nothing of the misleading aspect of the story, painting controversy for the sake of a headline.

I haven’t written about Tom, mainly because it’s been too difficult to think about, truly one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever known, struck down freakishly and unfairly a mere 33 years into his life, two months after marrying his longtime sweetheart, his life only starting…and then, gone.  And I can’t think about it now.  Too many funerals.

I said goodbye to Tom last night in West Los Angeles and I do it again here.  You should still be here.  Certainly more than a guy like me.  And everything in my heart goes out to you, Kate.  Everything.




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  • 1 11-13-2009 at 12:01 am

    Clayton Davis said...

    My condolences Kris truly. About Tom and your grandmother. Hope you can troop it through this very difficult time.

    Stay well.

  • 2 11-13-2009 at 6:11 am

    John H. Foote said...

    Hang in there Kris — sorry man, truly sorry — life can be a bitch sometimes.

  • 3 11-13-2009 at 7:36 am

    Jamieson said...

    Really sorry for your losses, Kris. I hope some good fortune is right around the corner for you.

  • 4 11-13-2009 at 9:05 am

    "Julianstark" said...

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Kate, Kris. Terribly sorry