“July 22, 2007 — Police in helicopters scanned the waters off Rockaway Beach yesterday in search of a distraught artist who wandered into the ocean – presumably to his death – a week after his girlfriend committed suicide in their apartment.
Jeremy Blake, 35, was last seen Tuesday evening making his way into the pounding surf – leaving behind a handwritten note on top of a pile of clothing, police sources said.
In the short note, Blake said he was “despondent” over the July 10 pill-overdose death of his filmmaker girlfriend, Theresa Duncan, 40, at their East Village apartment. He wrote that he couldn’t imagine living without her by his side.”
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Now, Gilding didn’t know her idol and her beau personally, but does it strike any of you a little odd that someone about to commit suicide because of the loss of their soul mate would write a suicide note saying he was “despondent” over her suicide? And to kill himself in such a cliche manner, at that. Gilding says, there is just something not right here. Or perhaps Gilding is wistfully hoping that this is all an elaborate, if cliche, hoax the brilliant duo are putting on for some other grand design and one day they will let us all in on the hilarity of it. Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks there’s something a little wrong here, either. According to Blake Robin, a friend of the couple, said he had a hard time imagining the two committing suicide.
“Suicide would never be on their to-do list,” he said. “The narrative of the wallet and the clothes under the boardwalk, it’s like somebody writing a cliché, it’s not them.