Montel Williams- Rest in Peace

On Friday I grabbed the June 9th People magazine from the spa for some weekend bathtub reading. I finally got to it Sunday night. Of course, good blogger that I am, I always read the Reader's Comments section. I came across this following letter from a reader:


MONTEL WILLIAMS

“Montel Williams wasn't afraid to handle controversial subjects like war, rascism, AIDS and child abuse. And he didn't just talk about problems;he jumped in feet first to help solve them. He was a talk show host with a keen mind as well as a heart and conscience. He definitely will be missed.”

I called to my husband from the tub, ”Oh, how sad, Montel Williams died.” “He did?,” my husband replied. “Yep”, it's in People." I guess this is where I get my information now. Here is what is so sad about this. Number one, People is not what I would normally rely on as a reliable news source. Number two, even worse, it wasn't even People magazine, it was a reader of People Magazine. “What did he die from?” my husband asked totally humoring me because I know for a fact he could care less. “MS,” I answer like I know what I'm talking about, “and he only got one mention in the letters, oh, that's so sad.” “That is sad,” my husband said and went back to watching Top Gear.


After my bath, I checked online, because I didn't know if he actually died of MS or not. Ok, if you haven't figured it out already, I'll clue you in. Montel Williams did not die, put the tissues away, he is perfectly fine, well, except for the MS. When I couldn't find any reference to his death, I checked People online and gleened that what they were talking about in the past tense, was his career as a talk show host. I guess the letter used so much past tense that I just assumed he died. Just more proof that I am in fact a natural blonde.

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10 comments:

iPost said... June 2, 2008 at 1:28 PM  

*whew* I was scared there for a minute. And if it makes you feel any better, People is my major news source too. What other news can you get without being electrocuted in the tub?

davis5 said... June 9, 2008 at 10:19 AM  

I read the same thing...while in the bathtub...and had nearly the exact same conversation with my husband. It was a deceptive comment. Obviously our stupidity lies in not having a subscription and not reading the previous article.

Anonymous said... June 23, 2008 at 1:47 PM  

OMG- he's alive!!! That's wonderful to know!!! My Mom read the same blurb and said the same thing as the ladies in the bath did to their hubbies. Only my reaction was that my eyes weld up in tears and I wondered why nobody put him on the front of their cover. Montel Williams is doing a lot to raise awareness about MS and other topics. It also seems that he is helping thousands of people to have access to necessary medications they wouldn't have otherwise. A good thing we still have him on planet earth! Glad to have read your blog!

stacy in ME said... August 5, 2008 at 6:30 PM  

I read this dated article in People today while in a waiting room...and I was FLOORED thinking that OMG, Montel Williams is DEAD???? When did that happen? Why wasn't it on the news, why wasn't it all over the internet?? I am so glad that he is very much alive!! He truly is an amazing person who I hope lives a very long, happy, continuously fulfilling life!

Anonymous said... October 5, 2008 at 2:15 PM  

omg i was in the waiting room at the dr.s last week and came across the exact same issue. as soon as i read the comment, i was in a state of shock! i thought-how could he have died so suddenly? how come no one has mentioned it? and why did his 'death' only get one response? after googling the internet, i realized he is in fact alive. i just think that was a really stupid comment for the reader to send to People.

Anonymous said... March 12, 2010 at 5:33 AM  

He has been a real insperation to me wnd many others.He is very loved and respected.I pray for him and his family to be able to handle anything that comes their way god is stronger than anything that this world will throw at you hang in there GOD loves you..

TAMI said... April 8, 2010 at 7:46 PM  

OMG!! I JUST SAW MONTEL ON A COMMERCIAL & WANTED TO SEE IF I COULD FIND OUT HOW HE WAS DOING. WHEN I BEGAN TO READ THIS BLOG, I BEGAN TO CRY! THANK GOD HE IS STILL ON THIS EARTH. HE'S SUCH A GOOD MAN. WE NEED MORE MEN LIKE HIM ON THIS EARTH.

emjohns said... April 18, 2010 at 7:28 AM  

I just saw Montel Williams and Sylvia Brown on stage in Toronto Canada on Fri. 16,2010 He is very alive and well.

sad in oakland said... April 20, 2010 at 7:21 PM  

wow!! I feel like he is gone I have been recently diagnosed with m.s.I have tried to contact foundation no response lines are full cant leave mess.he promised to be there for me were r u??? why? now im scared but I contacted M.S SOCIETY they responded and the support my GOD but I need him I live in Oak,CA.im 43 african american and would love to hear from others like him and what meds are working like him im in PAIN feel like no one understands.I guess he cares more about the blender WOW!!well i pray he gets back into his foundation and soon I have wonderful ideas on how to help.Im hungry for knowledge montell why?????

Anonymous said... July 20, 2010 at 10:15 AM  

he used to be the only one on tv i respected now that hes pushing loans at over 1000 apr he can rot

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