Indiewire‘s report about this morning’s sudden death of Peter Brunette is sad, obviously. I knew and liked Brunette. Condolences to his friends and family. Bob Dylan‘s line about “death’s honesty” doesn’t seem to apply here since removing a vibrant man from the planet at a relatively young age seems rude.
Brunette was covering the Taormina Film Festival when it happened. I visited Taormina just last month. Joe Leydon says that this is how he’d like to go, on the job and doing what he loves best. If your number is up and you’re going no matter what, Taormina is a peaceful spot for it. A much better place to die than, say, Newark, New Jersey.