The Errol Flynn Mailbag …

04 Apr

Got an email from one of our members who kindly sent an article link to me that he felt shouldn’t be posted to the blog, and I agree with him. The subject was the autopsy of Errol Flynn. I think the subject is worthy of discussion but if images are involved I certainly don’t want to see them. I was sent an image of Errol laying dead in the morgue that was embedded in an email – no idea it was going to be there, no warning, and I never, ever wanted to see a photo like this, nor would I care to see autopsy photos. I didn’t click the article link in case there were images. I have read his autopsy report, and there is nothing wrong with discussing it, if you really want to. But I prefer to think of Errol as he lived his amazing life, and not the nitty gritty of his death. Rory Flynn is a member of this blog, and I am sure she wouldn’t care to see anybody post something with those sorts of images. So far, nobody has done anything like this – but my friend’s email leads me to make a formal statement about this. Just sayin’ …

— David DeWitt


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  1. Lollie

    April 4, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Well said David and thank you.I don’t ever want to see Errol like that either.I just want to remember & enjoy him through his brilliant movies,that way he is never gone.

  2. timerider

    April 4, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I can relate, as when my dad passed away in Florida 5 years ago. I wanted just to remember him as he was in his 30’s, 40’s and 50’s when he was in his prime adulthood. Even the photos I saw of my dad just before he passed where to much for me. Errol left long before looking like my dad did. My dad went fast like Errol at the end and I’m glad for it.