Jack Finlay, a talented actor local to Tallahassee and a big supporter of the FSU Film School passed away yesterday. More specifically, he collapsed during the Film School’s auditions and was pronounced DOA when he got to the hospital. That’s all the information I can find.
My first thought was oh God how horrible. I know that he’s struggled with health issues, but I think he only just turned fifty. This is his “About Me” on Facebook:
Been through a lot; maybe more than my share. Got through all the “old man” diseases before I turned 50. I plan to live forever … so far, so good….
My second thought was thank God I wasn’t running auditions this year because I would have freaked out. I am a horrible person. Can you imagine that happening while you were running casting? What if you thought it was part of the scene? *shudder* If it was in fact in the middle of the audition, it’s definitely on tape somewhere. Horrifying.