Thursday, February 15, 2007

Nonlinear Thoughts on LOST II Dammit.



Whoops. Slept through LOST. Until I catch some streaming K-Y Jelly Personal Warming Lubricant ads the episode online, please enjoy this fake Matthew Fox death notice/obituary thing my cousin Connie wrote for her journalism class at Georgetown. Apparently, her sister read it and thought it was real. Oh, Cristy.
Please disregard the exclusion of Fox's cameo in Smokin' Aces.

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Matthew Fox, star of ABC hit series
Lost, drowned yesterday morning in a surfing accident a mile off the northern coast of Oahu, Hawaii, his publicist said in a statement released to the press.

Although he shared the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, Fox was ostensibly at the forefront of the
Lost cast, and was heavy into shooting the series' third season when he decided to take advantage of a rare day off by testing the inviting waves off Mokuleia Beach. Castmates explained that Fox picked up the hobby when the series debuted in 2004, and he had been surfing ever since. Intense wipeouts are part of the game, but this day was different.

Northern Shore locals were used to seeing Fox, who would often stop by the beach during breaks in filming. They describe him as always friendly and a naturally good surfer. "He was surfing near the bend, and suddenly, the wave folded in on him," says fisherman Otith Malaw, who witnessed the incident. "He was thrown against the rocks, and the surfboard must have cracked, because I saw it come up in two pieces. I couldn't see what happened to Matthew."

Born July 14, 1966 in Crowheart, Wyoming, Matthew Fox graduated from Columbia University and worked briefly as a model before he started acting in 1992. After attending the School for Film and Television in New York, Fox's breakout role came in the mid-90s when he starred in the critically acclaimed
Party of Five. For six years, he won over millions of viewers every week as Charlie Salinger, the angst-ridden older brother charged with the task of caring for his orphaned siblings.

Fox recently finished filming
We Are Marshall, a movie based on a 1970 plane crash that claimed the lives of almost the entire Marshall University football team. But Fox's best-known role to date was his portrayal of Dr. Jack Shepard, reluctant leader of the Lost castaways.

Directors for his film and television projects declined to state whether the actor's untimely death will affect current release dates or production schedules. "First, we're going to go to Matthew's funeral to pay our respects," said Lost executive producer Damon Lindeloff. "His family needs time to mourn. His friends, and this includes all the cast members because they were such a tight bunch, need time to mourn. We'll see where we are after that."

"It still hasn't sunk in," said series creator J.J. Abrams. "It's not that we've lost an integral part of the cast, but more that we lost a close friend. Matthew was someone we all considered family."

Fox is survived by his wife, Margarita Ronchi, and his two children, Kyle and Byron. A private funeral is planned for this weekend. Although specifics have not been verified, sources close to the family report that Ronchi plans to release her husband's ashes into the waters of Waikiki Beach, a favorite place surf spot and location of couple's honeymoon.

2 comments:

Marie Constance said...
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Marie Constance said...

d00d i aced that class. thanks a lot, pinsan. hahaha

and re: sleeping through lost. the last episode showed on valentine's day, so by "slept" you meant...

btw the episode was badass. y'herd.