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I Love My Gentle Prince of Death

Keanu Reeves. Photo: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/Youtube

What do you think happens when we die, Keanu Reeves?

That is the question Stephen Colbert asked John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum star Keanu Reeves during his appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Friday, and also the question I have often found myself contemplating in moments of silent reflection.

Because truly, who better to address the enormous, timeless question of death than Keanu Reeves, the man who has, over the course of his illustrious film career, pretended to kill, conservatively, 20,000 people on camera?

Keanu Reeves, who cares so much about his fellow humans, and once helped rally his fellow passengers onto vans when their flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco was grounded due to mechanical issues, and then read them fun facts about Bakersfield.

Keanu Reeves, the noted sweetie, who has an entire Reddit thread devoted to anecdotes about his random acts of kindness.

Keanu Reeves, the new face of Saint Laurent, who is extremely handsome, though that’s neither here nor there.

Keanu Reeves, a man who knows our time on this Earth is too short and precious to wear uncomfortable shoes.

Keanu Reeves, a man I love deeply, and who I feel certain loves me deeply, and wants the best for me, even though he is oblivious to my existence, and who also loves you deeply, and wants the best for you, even though he is oblivious to your existence, because his big, martial-arts-trained heart loves us all.

Keanu Reeves, who has stared into the void, and had the void stare back.

What does he think happens when we die?

“I know that ones who love us will miss us.”


Watch the full, beautiful interview here.

I Love My Gentle Prince of Death