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Thursday, 09 June 2016

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Just what you said.
Tears.

Yes, very sad news, Mike.

A full obituary can be found on The News-Gazette.

Really sad.

I was shocked when I heard the news. Thinking about it, there are probably not many people of whom I own more photographs.

So very sad.

So very sad. Life is beautiful, but in no way fair. Condolences to his family. He will always be the happy-looking young guy in the photographs.

Terribly sad, indeed. Condolences to a family who has generously offered us glimpses of their own humanity.

Very sorry to learn of this.

Anyone who suffers from schizophrenia, and manages to work and hold a job, and even play in a band, and hold a sense of humor about his condition, is to be nothing but admired.

The sadness of this makes me mad, or at least that's the best way I know to describe the feeling I have when I hear things like this. I don't know Sally Mann or her family except through her work and writing. But it makes me mad that people have to live through things that are so sad.

So sad to know this, RIP
robert

Very sad to hear this. My thought are with his mother and all who loved him and who were touched by him

I never know what to say about happenings like this, so I will just say what I feel. I am sad.

There are no words that make it alright that a child had died.

So very sad. Peace be with his family and loved ones.

The only thing I know for sure is that his mom is pretty amazing, but I'll take her word for it that the rest of the family are pretty great. My sympathies to all.

If you follow links around a little you can find info on where to send memorial stuff.

Any parent's nightmare...the death of one's child no matter at what age. My heart goes out to the Mann family. Sally's amazing book "Hold Still" gives a penetrating look into her family going back several generations and into the present. Even though I have never met her, I feel as though I know her enough to share in their grief. Very sad indeed.....

I read Sally Man's memoir Hold Still shortly after Christmas. I can't imagine the pain the family is going through. I have no idea how he died, but according to some research the average life expectancy of people with bi-polar or schizophrenia is shortened by 10-20 years. By middle age most of us have seen some form of mental illness pop up in the family, close or distant, it seems.

It is a different kind of sadness, a more profound and distressful one I would say, when people do not fulfill our expected life span. My condolences to his family.

Very sad to read that news the other day. While I knew of her work a bit, it was really Mike's reviews of Hold Still and Immediate Family that got me to purchase and read those books. I absolutely love Immediate Family and one of my favorite images in that book is of Emmet wading through the river - I referenced that image in a blog post of my own about Sally Mann a few months back. There was also a great story behind the making of that image in Hold Still. The tragedy of his loss also gives new and changed meaning in some ways to the images. We might look at them differently now? Time itself has a way of slowly changing what we see in an image. A traumatic change in the subject like this makes that metamorphosis almost instant. They are more important now. Their value has grown.

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