View Full Version : OT: In Memory of Dana Reeve

03-07-2006, 05:09 PM
This morning, I read with such sadness that Dana Reeve passed away of lung cancer at the age of 44. She leaves behind a son and 2 stepchildren.

Dana was a talented actress, singer and advocate for disability rights. Most importantly, and what makes her a true heroine in my eyes, was her role as a gracious and loving wife and mother. Even after her husband was injured, I always got the feeling that theirs was a true partnership, despite the fact that she was also his caretaker. They had such a spark of sexy energy!

My only consolation is knowing that Dana was met at the gates of heaven by her handsome Christopher, and that they're probably dancing in the clouds together.



03-07-2006, 05:23 PM
Such a nice woman. Her husband was a featured speaker at a company I worked for. She always accompanied him and was a trully charming and devoted wife. My heart and prayers go out to their son.

03-07-2006, 05:24 PM
What a shame! :(

03-07-2006, 05:27 PM
Angelia just sent me over to this thread because I posted in my blog that I was sitting here in shock about Dana... I didn't know her, but we were in the same year at Middlebury College and I saw her there in a student production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (she played Nurse Ratched - I still remember that), so she's been someone I've been aware of for 25 years. I had heard she had lung cancer some months back but then forgot about it, and a few days ago I happened to be discussing something and posted in my blog about having seen her on stage in college... and here it is two or three days later and I've just heard she's died.

It's so sad and so shocking. I just wanted to get this out somewhere... thanks for providing the space, knittingdoula, and for sending me over here, Angelia.


03-07-2006, 07:17 PM
Wow, I had not heard that yet today. It makes me so sad. Especially for their kids, first losing their dad and now their mom. Yes, it is comforting to know that she will have met Christopher in the afterlife. I guess that is a blessing. Thanks for the announcement.

03-07-2006, 07:42 PM
My mom emailed me the news today. Dana was a speaker at an event here in Fargo last year. Regretably I wasn't able to go to it at that time, but have always been soooo impressed with her as she cared for the man I consider my first and biggest celebrity crush as a preteen.
I too imagine Christopher waiting for her just like in the end of "Somewhere in Time" where he and his true love can be together again.
God bless her family having to go through this again at the loss of a wonderful parent and family member.

03-07-2006, 08:46 PM
I am just sitting here in shock. It is just so sad.

03-07-2006, 09:05 PM
I feel so bad for her children. I also heard that she has never smoked a day in her life...

03-07-2006, 09:29 PM
my goodness...I didn't even KNOW she was sick!!!

Ellen Edwards
03-08-2006, 12:04 AM
I knew she had lung cancer but I just knew she would beat it!! I think she was one of the bravest, classiest women I've ever seen---she was one who hung in there for her husband and family!! She never seemed afraid...I have a feeling she wasn't when she died either!! :heart:

03-08-2006, 12:33 AM
I have wondered if this wonderful woman died of a broken heart as much as she died of cancer. She lost her soulmate, and that is a devastating ordeal to have to endure, even when you have such massive public support and sympathy. It's a very lonely road.


03-08-2006, 12:43 AM
I read this today and felt so sad, especially for her youngest son -- he is only 13. How horrible to lose both your father and mother, so close together, and at such a young age. :crying:

03-08-2006, 01:24 AM
This is quite ironic news to me, because I was actually thinking abotu Christopher Reeve earlier today! (It's not an everyday occurance for me)

That's so sad.

03-10-2006, 11:50 AM
I had a good cry the morning I found out she died too. Very sad.

03-10-2006, 03:20 PM
Thank you for posting this. I was so very sad on Tuesday and Wednesday. Every morning walking down Broadway, it seemed the day was a gift to me as I'm still here and she is not. Today I felt a little better, like yes they are reunited and it was God's will. I also agree, the stress most likely accelerated her illness as I believe it did to my mother who went through a great deal of stress over putting her mother in a nursing home.

I'm sending my love to Dana and Chris...