Categories Random Links for 2005-12-18 Post author By Tom Coates Post date December 18, 2005 3 Comments on Links for 2005-12-18 John Spencer, who played The West Wing’s Leo McGarry, has died aged 58 God, what terrible news. I’m astonished that he was only 58 – he looked ten years older at least. It turns out that he was younger than my stepfather. ← Links for 2005-12-16 → A quick note from jetlaggia… 3 replies on “Links for 2005-12-18” And he was three years younger than both my mother and father. I’m starting to feel old; mortal. I’ve been watching Season 1 back recently. Seeing episodes where the team rallies behind Leo suddenly gained an extra poignancy. That’s what I thought too when I saw his age in the obit; he looked far older than 58. But then he did have a history of alcoholism in his past which might account for that. Also, the current series on E4 (a repeat for Americans or the Irish) with Leo recovering from his heart attack takes on somewhat of a tragic irony now. Was he killed in a blues explosion? Comments are closed.