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Monday Daily Goodbye

Hopefully everyone didn't have dreams of being "Lost" or experience night terrors while trying to formulate your own interpretation of the series finale (Is the Island purgatory? How long has everyone been dead? Just remember, WWJD?---What Would Jack Deciper?).

In any case, let's celebrate some real people here for a Monday edition of the Daily Goodbye:

Denise Boudrot was a pioneering thoroughbred jockey during the early 1970s who acquired more than 1,000 victories.

She was nicknamed "Longshot Lady" after she won the Suffolk Downs autumn meet (meaning she was the jockey with the most wins) where she once won five races in a single day.

We have news today that five months after actress Brittany Murphy died her widower, British screenwriter Simon Monjack was found dead in his Hollywood Hills.

After reading three words on a bus ticket, "issued subject to," William Mayne realized he wanted to be a writer. (His realization was that if someone wrote the words on bus tickets, then surely he, too, could be an author.)

He went on to an award winning career including more than 130 books for children and young adults.

His career was forever stained, though, when he was found to have been guilty of "indecent assaults against young girls," his London Independent obituary reports.

He never wrote another word after serving in prison and died "a lone and unfathomable presence to the last."

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  May 24, 2010; 8:19 AM ET
Categories:  Actors, actresses , The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Brittany Murphy, Casino, Jack, Jockey, Lost, Martin Scorcese, Simon Monjack, The Island  
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