But he is dead. And so is his passenger. How do you feel about that?
Roger Ebert expressed a range of feelings in two consecutive Tweets yesterday:
shitstorm of controversy...
The comment really hit a nerve, and it's a raw one. Death by misadventure is like suicide, in that it provokes a mixed bag of feelings including grief and anger. Add to that the fact that Dunn took someone else along for the ride, and it gets even more complicated.
We won't know how intoxicated Dunn really was until after his autopsy. He was also known for his love of driving fast. If he had lived, and his passenger had died, he'd be facing some pretty serious charges now.