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Bill Forbes obituary humiliating 

Reader believes calling Forbes gay added to his family's grief

I do not often read your publication but I learned that you recently published a tribute to Bill Forbes ("Farewell to Forbes" by Alison Lang, July 30). I have been following the glowing tributes to this wonderful actor since his days with Mermaid Theatre 25 years ago.

Did you have to add humiliation to his already grieving family who have lost a son and brother less than six months ago by printing the line: "Bill was gay and he loved playing this Neanderthal asshole"?

First and foremost, Bill was a person---someone's relative, friend, neighbour, a wonderful artistic person (not "gay"). You ruined your whole story with that one word and turned off countless readers of your paper. —Jean Macle, Halifax

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