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Spalding Gray dies

Actor and writer Spalding Gray was found dead in New York's East River on March 7.

Gray was best known for writing and starring in the autobiographical Swimming to

Cambodia, the solo piece based on his experiences acting in The Killing Fields. He

performed more than a dozen intimate monologues, including "Gray's Anatomy,"

"Monster in a Box" and "Morning, Noon and Night", and appeared

in 38 films, including Beaches, The Paper and Kate & Leopold.

Gray, who would have been 63 in June, was known to suffer depression and had been

missing for two months. He was last seen on January 10 walking out of his New York

apartment after taking his two sons to a movie. The night he disappeared, he called

his son to say, "I love you", his wife told local media.

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