The writer Spalding Gray made a career delivering monologues about his life.

After battling depression, he disappeared on January 10, 2004. His body was found two months later in New York’s East River following an apparent suicide.

When his widow, Kathleen Russo, and his stepdaughter, Marissa Maier, came to StoryCorps, they remembered the day he went missing.


Spalding Gray was 62 when he died. He left behind a wife and three children.