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Didn't we once talk about his writing or his dedication to a life of writing or the amazing artistry and vivid worlds within his prose that were completely unique and at the same time universal in their appeal? No, he always asked me how was my writing going? Always offering advice, trying to keep me motivated.
But he made very little money for all his books, awards, and recognition. All these years later, I cringed over the suicide note explored in the film. He committed suicide in 1991 about a year or so after I left Athens for good.
I can't dwell on the sadness of it all. All I can do is smile when I hear his name. I always felt warmth in my heart whenever I spent even five minutes with Ray. He was simply one of the finest souls I ever met. That's the bottom line for me. He'll never be forgotten either.
In 2009 Raymond Andrews was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.