Jonathan Larson


January 21. The time is around 6:45 pm. Writer, composer Jonathan
Larson was sitting in the very last few rows listening as cast he had chosen for
his "about to be" Broadway musical, "Rent" went through one of the final dress
rehearsals in The New York Theater Workshop. He and the Director of "Rent"
Michael Grief began to sing one of the songs form the show when Larson began to
feel a pain in his chest. The pain worsened. Larson (being the compulsive
worrier and hypochondriac close friends and relatives knew him as) turned to an
actor and said,"You better call 911. Think I'm having a heart attack."

Lagon was rushed to the Emergency Room of New York's Cabrini Medical
Center. ...

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telephones Cabrini Medical to
query the results of the tests taken the previous evening for food poisoning.
The employee on the other end of the line claimed no results could be found but
tried to assure Larson that if any thing serious had been found he would have
been notified immediately. The rest of the day, Larson spent being nursed by
Eddie Rosenstine.

Evening. Brian Carmody found his roommate in bed, short of breath and
mumbling in a low voice. The only food he could seemingly stomach was Jell-O and
some tapioca pudding.

January 23. Afternoon. Jonathan called his father in Albuquerque
complaining of chest and lower back pains and a small degree temperature. His
father felt it was nothing serious.

Evening. His condition worsens. The chest pains are again excruciating.
He decides to return to the hospital. Carmody again a member of the staff says
the hospital could not attain the records form Larson's visit two days earlier.
Instead, he is taken ...

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