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Design for Dying Characters

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Richard Alpert

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Denis Berry

Berry was a friend of Leary's who spent considerable time with him during his last days.

David Byrne

Byrne is an international rock star and the lead singer of the Talking Heads. He remembers Leary as someone who "performed" his life and as a loyal friend who put others before himself.

Robin Christiansen

Christiansen was a friend, a massage therapist, and an artist. He gave Leary massages twice weekly for the last five months of his life. His favorite memory of Leary was taking hallucinogenic drugs with him during his last days.

Ram Dass

Dass, formerly known as Richard Alpert, is a spiritual teacher and was Leary's original partner in 1960s psychedelic research. He is perhaps best known for his book Be Here Now, which became a slogan of the 1960s counterculture.

Aileen Getty

Getty was a close friend of Leary's...

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