Josh was one of my best friends. We worked together in the theatre and he was a reed player in my theatre orchestra, of a big-band nature. I guess I have that in the blood as my great uncle Harry played with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra. He was also a talented actor.
Josh was probably my best friend at that time. He had horrible substance addiction issues and killed himself very much like Robin Williams did. I found out about it while I was in Spain. I couldn't attend his funeral.
Josh and I had been great friends and colleagues for years, and, well, occasionally lovers even though he identified as heterosexual.
I miss him, and I'm not mad at him. But I loved him, and he loved me.
The whole thing with Robin Williams has me thinking about this, and I had to share it.