Saturday, January 06, 2007

Nikki Bacharach Is Dead

The daughter of Burt Bacharach and Angie Dickinson has comitted suicide. Nikki Bacharach suffered from Asperger's syndrome, related by many to her premature birth. She was 40 years old. Sad news.

Burt Bacharach's song Nikki, written about his daughter and, obliquely, her condition, was used as the theme for The ABC Movie of the Week throughout the 70s.


laurentius rex said...

Well whatever Asperger's syndrome does, it does not "ravage ones brain" that is unfortunate press hyperbole that does not serve those of us who have the condition very well nor help the world to understand the contribution that we make to it as well.

We are sad to lose one of our own and can only speculate as to what led to this, but whatever it is not the condition itself but the difficulties in living with a society which holds such negative perceptions that leads to tragedy like this

Brendon said...

Where did this 'ravage ones brain' quote come from? Not here, certainly.