The actor-monologist-author was reported missing by his wife Sunday night:
- The disappearance of Mr. Gray was of particular concern to the authorities. Mr. Gray, 62, had a history of depression, was taking medication, the police said, and had attempted suicide in 2002.
….Mr. Gray’s older brother, Rockwell Gray, an English professor at Washington University in St. Louis, said he had learned of the disappearance yesterday morning from Ms. Russo. He said that he had last seen his brother around Christmas, and that he had seemed down at the time.
“I wouldn’t say he was in a happy state,” Rockwell Gray said by telephone from Missouri. But, “it wasn’t unusual. He’s been in a fairly depressed condition for some time.”
….Detectives were canvassing hospitals last night, providing Mr. Gray’s description and checking unidentified people. Mr. Gray lives in North Haven, Long Island, but also has an apartment at 22 Wooster Street in New York City.
One block south of the apartment building is the Wooster Group, the experimental theater Mr. Gray helped found in 1977 with Elizabeth LaCompte. [NY Times]
It always astonished me that Gray could hold the attention by just chatting about himself for extended periods of time. I hope he is okay, but it doesn’t sound good.