Requiem for Theresa Duncan of The Wit of The Staircase {The 5th Sense in the News}



Artist and Film-maker Theresa Duncan was well-known within the perfume blogosphere as the author of The Wit of The Staircase where she wrote on a range of cultural topics, including perfumes.The New York Times reports that Theresa Duncan committed suicide on July 10th at the age of 40. Her long-time boyfriend artist Jeremy Blake is reported to be missing since July 17th........

"In a case that is reverberating in the art world, the New York Police Department said yesterday that a video-game designer and budding filmmaker committed suicide last week and that her companion, a rising art star, has been missing since Tuesday.

The filmmaker, Theresa Duncan, 40, who has also drawn attention for her writings on cultural topics, committed suicide in their East Village apartment on July 10, the police said. Her companion, Jeremy Blake, 35, a well-regarded artist known for digital animation that blurs the line between abstract painting and film, has been missing since his clothes were found on a beach in the Rockaways on Tuesday evening, they added."

May she, they rest in peace. Found in "Words of Wisdom" on her homepage:

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." -- 2 Corinthians (3:17)

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  1. Oh, how terrible! Just before I read this tonight, I finally got to read Theresa's web site again - for some reason I have not been able to read it for a long time, as I was accustomed to doing; some technical browser error has been blocking access for months now. I had almost given up on it but I decided to try once more today. I was finally able to read the last few months of her posts tonight and I noticed immediately that her writing was even darker and more oblique than usual and I wondered what was going on with her. Now I read this! Such a tragedy that an original and creative mind like hers is no more.

  2. Thank you for your testimonial. It is indeed tragic.

  3. Jeremy Blake is now classed as a suicide also, deceased July 17, as his clothes, wallet, and a suicide note were found at Rockaway Beach, and witness apparently saw a man swimming out to sea at the time he disappeared there. Really awful.

  4. Thank you for the update. So tragic and so much suffering. I am sure that their entourages wonder what things they could have done different to help them. A daily blog gives a sense of proximity to readers and so Duncan's readers probably wonder that a bit too.


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