Saturday, December 17, 2005

Godspeed John

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- John Spencer, who played a tough and dedicated politico on "The West Wing" who survived a serious illness to run for vice president, died of a heart attack Friday. He was 58.

Spencer died after being admitted to a Los Angeles hospital during the night, said his publicist, Ron Hofmann. He would have been 59 on Tuesday.

He was "one of those rare combinations of divinely gifted and incredibly generous," said Richard Schiff, who plays Toby Ziegler on the NBC series.

"There are very few personal treasures that you put in your knapsack to carry with you for the rest of your life, and he's one of those," Schiff said. He said Spencer had been struggling with health issues but seemed to have rebounded.[source]

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of West Wing. Leo was always one of my favorites. Along with Toby (who by the way I think is so very sexy). West Wing won't be the same without Leo. And with Toby leaving as well,it's almost as if John's death is fortelling the end of the series.
I've been a fan of John's since way back in his LA Law days.
Godspeed good John. Heaven is a better place for your arrival, and earth has lost a lovely soul.


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