Having just learned of Russell's passing I'm grieved and thrilled. I performed in one of his films learning much and enjoying the experience immensely. A few years ago I stopped to purchase a copy for my mother who insisted she have her own copy. Russell happened to be "home," and I enjoyed a pleasant reminiscence with him. His talent, grace and gentle intensity always intrigued me signaling his spirit filled life and approach to his art and witness. I'm sorry his story ends here; I'm delighted that his story goes on at home. God's peace to the many who loved and respected him.