She died in a car accident in October 1988. We were together from January 1987 until her death. I haven't written the 1987 or 1988 commentaries yet, but I imagine she will feature quite prominently in them since she was a huge movie fan and I inherited some of my appreciation for certain films and genres from her. I don't plan to dwell on her death. It's a fact so it has to be stated, but the goal is not to to turn these columns into something maudlin.