Dear Alex

It’s been over a week since you left us, and it still feels so surreal. You were a beautiful soul, funny and bright. You lit up every conversation with your energy and positivity. I remember sitting in the Barbican Theatre with you, where we were watching ‘Hamlet’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and the words you said when the curtain dropped for the interval still ring in my ears: ‘THIS is how you do an interval!’. You were referring to the sheer brilliance of the way that particular production built suspense before the curtain drop, and I fully agreed with you. Your enthusiasm was contagious, and to this day it remains the best play I’ve ever seen in London. Which is saying something, because I am well into the hundreds now! The point is that ‘Hamlet’ tops them all not only because it genuinely was a fantastic production, but also and most importantly, because you were the best person to watch it with. Your love for the arts shone through that day, as it always did, and I will forever cherish the conversations we had about writing, theatre and movies. 

I wish we’d had more, and hope we’ll meet again one day in a better, brighter world. 

Rest In Peace my friend. 



Anthea Ilpide

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