Doctor knows best, but not if you're a believer - 2009-01-11
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W hen I interviewed John Travolta a couple of years ago he had recently turned 50 and was playfully pondering his own mortality. He didn't care if he died young, he told me, adding that that had happened to a lot of famous people and he'd had a great life. And anyway, he still had plenty of time to leave a beautiful corpse.
The Saturday Night Fever star could have scarcely have imagined that just a couple of sunny Hollywood winters later, newspapers would be giving sorrowful accounts of his career milestones. Not because he had died -- in fact he looks even younger now than when I met him -- but because when the kin of a famous person passes on, it is usually their famous and still living relative that gets the obituary (Also see: Hudson, Jennifer).