He was my best friend and he became iconic

1994
©Denny Swofford

“He was my best friend and he became iconic, and people couldn’t get enough of him, and you didn’t know – is he still my friend? But he would show up and of course he was, he’s Elliott, he didn’t treat me differently. Not totally differently. He made sure I knew that our relationship was intact. There was a lot of respect, and humor; but it was very frustrating to be around other people who were jockeying to get in. He would open himself up to them because he was such a compassionate person. He didn’t want to judge, so sometimes he opened himself up to really disgusting people. But he also wanted the attention.
[…]
He made his own choices. He chose those weird, dark-sided people. When he bought the myth of being a rock star it was just unbelievably disappointing.”

Neil Gust

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