Poor choice of words, but I meant, they had really bad mental and physical pain that wasn't going away (maybe terminal was right).
Thompson had severe pain from a hip replacement (with some other issues) and Hemingway got very ill and started suffering from severe depression and hemochromatosis:
"During his final years, Hemingway's behavior was similar to his father's before he himself committed suicide; his father may have had the genetic disease hemochromatosis, in which the inability to metabolize iron culminates in mental and physical deterioration.
Medical records made available in 1991 confirm that Hemingway's hemochromatosis had been diagnosed in early 1961. His sister Ursula and his brother Leicester also committed suicide. Added to Hemingway's physical ailments was the additional problem that he had been a heavy drinker for most of his life."
Well, yes, that I knew. I'm reading a rather large Hemingway bio right now. Maybe someday I'll get done with it...
Jarlaxle: fact checking this thread makes me want to go all INFP on my wrists
"I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing."
ReadingRainbows: OMG GUYS
ReadingRainbows: GUESS WHAT EXISTS FOR ME
Captain Curmudgeon: existential angst?
Robin Williams is dead. These celebrity deaths usually don't affect me too much, but I grew up on his movies, and the nature of his death and relative youth make it a bit shocking. Perhaps the most surreal celeb death since MJ in '09.
I know, right? I didn't even believe my parents at first when they found out and told me about it. He was definitely one of my favorite Hollywood actors of all time.
Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible... and then some.