New Poe Forward Dead Girl:
May 22, 1980 - May 20, 2009
Two days before her 29th birthday, English actress and model Lucy Gordon was found hanging in her Paris apartment, a two bedroom flat in the "bohemian" 10th arrondissement. Her boyfriend found her. He had been sleeping while she hanged herself. She left two suicide notes. One was an improvised will regarding her estate. The other was a letter for her parents. Friends reported she had been "deeply affected by the recent suicide of a friend back in Britain."
Lucy was born in Oxford, attended Oxford High School, and became a model. She made her acting debut in PERFUME (2001), a film set in the fashion world. She appeared with the late Heath Ledger in THE FOUR FEATHERS (2001). In her most famous role, she played the reporter Jennifer Dugan in SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007). However, greatness may have been in her immediate future. She had just played the actress and singer Jane Birkin in a biopic of singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg before her death. The film SERGE GAINSBOURG, A HEROIC LIFE has been presented at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and will be released soon. This could have been her ticket to stardom, but now it is her swan song.
Unfortunately, today, May 22, would have been her 29th birthday. Happy Birthday Lucy and In pace requiescat!