Friday, August 28, 2009
R.I.P. Dominick Dunne
This is a day late. Dominick Dunne has passed away, as some of you may know. I discovered his writing through the pages of Vanity Fair as a young teen. (obituary)
I have always been enthralled and inspired by his life. A few facts: He did not start writing until the age of 50. His daughter Dominique was violently killed as a young woman. She was an actress and played the older sister in Poltergeist. Dominick turned the pain of losing his daughter into a lifetime of advocating upon the behalf of victims. His brother was writer John Gregory Dunne and his sister-in-law was Joan Didion. In my humble opinion, his was the most compelling coverage of the OJ Simpson trial.
I have to say that in my many years of subscribing to and reading Vanity Fair, Mr. Dunne's articles were always what captured me and always what I wanted to read first. He will be greatly missed by many, not the least of which is me, one of his fans. Thank you Mr. Dunne and Good Night.