It was with great sadness that I learned of the December 2008 passing of Harold Pinter, one of the world’s leading playwrights. Harold, 78, was a highly respected actor and poet in the UK.
Years ago, after learning that Harold Pinter had pemphigus vulgaris, and prompted by some on the IPPF’s discussion group, I wrote to him.
It was a very carefully worded letter, knowing he must have been accustomed to getting many requests for help in different ways. I explained that we’d never want money from him, but just the honour of having him as the Patron of PEM Friends (UK). He replied immediately by email, agreeing to become our Patron. His email was short and to the point, and that has been the extent of our communications. What a great man to have agreed so readily.
His passing is such a loss to us all.
Find out more about him at www.haroldpinter.org