Unfortunately, Robert Goulet passed away Tuesday morning while he was waiting for a lung transplant in Los Angeles. I’m from a younger generation that was not around for Goulet’s impact on the American entertainment scene in the 1960’s, but I was around to hear him on contemporary media outlets and movies.
I hope to learn more about the lung transplant situation in the coming days and weeks. I wonder if he was on some list and he just didn’t get high enough on the list in time or if they couldn’t find a specialized lung for him (I don’t know, but I’d assume that blood type has a part to play in that stuff). I haven’t really searched into that, but it could be eye-opening to know what happened especially when you take into account that doctors gave him an additional 15 years after a transplant.
For what it’s worth, he always seemed like a good-natured, nice guy. My thoughts go with his family and friends.