“Though no man, no matter how great, can know his destiny, some lives have been foretold, Merlin…Arthur is not just a King-he is the Once and Future King. Take heart, for when Albion’s need is greatest, Arthur will rise again. It has been a privilege to have known you, young warlock-the story we have been a part of will live long in the minds of men.” (From http://merlin.wikia.com/wiki/Transcript:The_Diamond_of_the_Day)
Through the sea of 2016 celebrity deaths, I reminisced on their lives, roles, and the legacies left behind. Never have I posted about a such a death, but John Hurt’s passing provoked something different. The series, Merlin, came at a time when my family needed inspiration. My youngest daughter and I shared so many wonderful times watching young Merlin’s adventures, and I will always be grateful for the escape Merlin offered.
Rest in peace, Mr. Hurt.
(And God please watch over Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart!)