The world of Canadian television websites is a small one and it lost one of its loudest, funniest voices yesterday. Adam Wright, who ran the TV Done Wright website and live-tweeted his #AdamRage about a wide variety of shows, died yesterday.
He rarely wrote about Canadian shows specifically (though his interviews with Rookie Blue‘s Tassie Cameron and Gregory Smith are among those linked to from this site) , but he clearly loved television as a medium even as he raged about it, and his website treated the Canadian series it did cover on the same playing field as American shows. Adam Rage was equal opportunity.
I didn’t know him well but I knew him as a passionate writer who was well on his way to trying to break into television writing on the other side of the screen. He leaves us too young, too full of potential, and shock and sadness are streaming on Twitter from his friends and family as well as TV industry folks on both sides of the border.
I didn’t know him well enough to write a proper tribute, but one of his online friends posted one:
- In Memoriam: Adam Wright by Les Chappell
Yesterday, I learned that my friend and colleague Adam Wright, founder of TVDoneWright.com and a contributor to The Huffington Post, passed away. While he’d been in poor health for the last few months, in and out of the hospital from various bouts of pneumonia, his death still comes as a complete shock and a tragic loss for all of us who knew him. He was a critic of an impeccable wit and brutal honesty, a solid and ambitious writer, and a seemingly unstoppable force of energy powered by Tim Hortons coffee and righteous indignation. It’s very hard to have to say goodbye. Read more.