Rest in peace, Barnabas
It was with a heavy heart that I heard today that Jonathan Frid, the man who made Barnabas Collins famous on the '60s ABC-TV classic "Dark Shadows," passed away, ironically on Friday the 13th.
A relative said his health was declining in recent weeks and he died peacefully in his sleep.
"Dark Shadows" was my favorite show when I was a kid. The theme song is my cell phone's ringtone.
I'll write more after I have collected my thoughts. I can't help but wonder if this Tim Burton/Johnny Depp train wreck didn't hasten Mr. Frid's death.
Rest in peace, Barnabas. You'll never know how much this kid liked you and adored Dan Curtis's crazy dream.