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I was almost in tears after reading this....
...skeleton was found in a bedsit in Wood Green in 2006. She had been dead for 3 years without anybody noticing. Documentary film-maker was so disturbed by this she decided to make a film about this "forgotten" person. Tracked down lots of ex-lovers and people who knew her years ago. Turns out she was a very beautiful woman with a great job and everything going for her. Nobody could believe that she ended up dying alone in a bedsit at 38. I know i'm not making this sound very interesting, but it is a great article.
I suppose it is just sad that this person was so cut-off from the rest of society and all the people she used to know, that she lay undiscovered for 3 years. However, it also rather lovely that Carol Morley felt so strongly about it that she decided to make a film about this forgotten person. That's all.
Do THEY get documentaries?
I promise I'll make a documentary about you when you're dead.
Because she was too hot and people were jel?
I think that may well have been the case.
I didn't realise she was 38 though, I always assumed it was a pensioner.
Sad indeed. I might get tickets to the BFI.
Obviously sad, and a depressing indictment of various things (blah blah)
But also oddly fetishised because, you know, she was a social-climber and attractive and had city-links and stuff.
When we hear of someone who dies alone in a flat, we asume that they're either old (with no family), a loner (with no friends), or someone who has, for whatever reason, dropped out of society.
It's the narrative of her 'fall' that makes it stand out from the other cases.
You mean sean?
...i didn't really focus on that aspect of it. I suppose they were just trying to make the point that she was once very popular/successful, but had made a couple of bad life choices which led her to....that.
which is quite interesting
Without sounding like a new-age hippy , these are both sad stories. It doesn't matter if they were attractive/an alcoholic/mentally ill, they were still human beings and I cannot thing of anything worse than being forgotten about.