In 2009, he dropped by the Rue Morgue Studio of Rape and Revenge for a really fun interview with director Lee Demarbre to promote their movie SMASH CUT (Easily one of my most favourite RUE MORGUE RADIO adventures to date). He was so vibrant, energetic and possessed such a deceptive, youthful appearance that I never stopped to ponder his age.
After the interview, I talked more with David about his work as an actor and was quite engaged by his colorful anecdotes, his insights into the world of acting and his larger than life, eccentric personality. We made tentative plans to do a more extensive interrogation on his film and music career at a later date but alas, it’ll have to wait until the afterlife (if I’m lucky enough to get sent to wherever they send guys like David Hess!)
So while I’m sad to say I didn’t get a chance to learn MORE about the man, I feel fortunate I got to learn as much as I did.
R.I.P. DAVID ALEXANDER HESS (1942-2011).
p.s. Check back soon because I’m going to make the full interview with David and Lee available here on the Rue Morgue Blog in the coming week.