To add to what you posted, the thing I noticed is some real disagreement as to just what happened in Spain. I mean, don't you find it odd that there are two very different accounts on this thread by two people who claim they were both there?
hello again, violet.
conflicting accounts, yes. as i understand it, wendy, who was in valencia and witnessed leonard's collapse, tends to believe the official explanation that food poisoning was the cause. i have eaten dinner with leonard and his entourage several times before a concert, and each time everyone helped themselves from a buffet. if this was the case in valencia, one would expect other diners to also have been ill, but leonard was the only one. neither were there any reports of any food being removed for analysis. recovery from food poisoning serious enough to cause a collapse normally takes a minimum of several days. vicomte was in barcelona forty-eight hours later and saw no sign of anything amiss. that is what i find odd, violet; i have no explanation. perhaps 'food poisoning' was a little white lie, but all of this happened more than six years before leonard's death - so let us return to the present time.
violet, you put this entire frustrating matter into a vacuum sealer when you bravely wrote: "i'm sorry, but robert kory's statement is lacking," - i believe you spoke for many of us. the management has ignored my emailed request for a comment, such unprofessional behaviour being contrary to the spirit of their client. excluding certain facts is called 'lying by omission', and as we are not even worthy of a "no comment" reply, it is up to us to interpret the "lacking" statement.
to discover what is lacking, we are forced to mentally reconstruct the domestic landscape in which leonard lived, envisage his environment and explore the possible scenarios. david remnick, a month before leonard died, wrote in 'the new yorker' that leonard sat in "a large blue medical chair" - a clinical care recliner similar to the one inserted in the picture below.
it is common at nighttime for elderly or very frail patients to wear an adult incontinence diaper, but i have no idea if this was necessary with leonard. it would have been natural in his situation, however, to have a commode standing near to his bed - but he may have needed assistance in using it. i assume he had some sort of alarm he could use to summon help, whether it be a string dangling above his bed that could be pulled to alert a living-in attendant, or a wireless wrist alarm connected to a 24-hour local nursing service.
in any case, something happened that resulted in his death. silence from the management implies negligence by someone, for otherwise there would be no need for such airtight secrecy. i am interested neither in names or the placement of blame, or whether someone is protecting an inexperienced or incompetent person. the only thing i request is the truth of what happened that night to a gentleman who supported and encouraged me over many, many years. is that really unreasonable?