Like many others in New York, it broke my heart to hear the news of his untimely death in January 2004. He was only 62. It's believed that he committed suicide.
But Spalding Gray did, I was told. It was found in his belongings after his death. The documentary would be unique. Gray would tell his own story in his own words in clips pulled from his interviews. The 2010 feature is called AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE.
Spalding Gray had a recorded one of my shows on video tape. I was so touched when I was told that. I have a family member that I housed, fed and put through parochial school. And I wrote him a few checks after his college graduation -- all thanks to my TV career.
He has no copies of any of my TV work whatsoever. But the late Spalding Gray had a copy. It's surprising who pays attention to you. Sometimes it's even more surprising who doesn't.
Steven Soderbergh's documentary, AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE, can be seen on Amazon Video and at www.filmstruck.com.