Monday, October 18, 2010

Twenty-six years ago today...



Jon-Erik Hexum

November 5th, 1957~October 18th, 1984

On October 3rd, 1982 Jon-Erik's Hollywood career came to life when Voyagers! premiered. Within 2 short years of burgeoning fame — in the same month — Jon-Erik Hexum's young life was lost from a tragic, self-inflicted accident on-set. For twenty-six years, his family, friends, and countless fans old and new continue to keep him in loving memory.

Not to take away from the brevity of Jon's tragedy, but rather, keeping it in perspective...

Around the world today, an average of 150,000 people die on a daily basis. Somehow I feel with the world in the tailspin that it's in, that number is higher. It's very sobering to think about. Let's all continue to find a measure of joy, peace and happiness in our lives and do our best to keep ourselves and loved ones healthy and safe.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

'I returned to see under the sun that the swift do not have the race, nor the mighty ones the battle, nor do the wise also have the food, nor do the understanding ones also have the riches, nor do even those having knowledge have the favor; because time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all.'

2 comments:

  1. Ginger , what a lovely and moving post. It is ironic that we lost him just two years after discovering him and in the same month. I did my best not to dwell on the sadness of this day. I am so glad he has not been forgotten. EmilyW

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  2. Thanks Emily.:) This time I remembered...but I really don't know what to make of it. For all the fanship and things...I didn't know him personally. If this was a relative or close friend, then I would definitely remember. Still, I always feel a small nudge to acknowledge this date since i am highly involved in the fan work...but the fan work that keeps him 'alive' in the minds fans. :)

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