Mr. Linney was the focus of my junior thesis and his play, Three Poets, was my senior studio when I was in college. He even helped with my thesis by providing me with research regarding his career along with a lovely note of encouragement. All of this is to say that Mr. Linney passed away yesterday and I just wanted to offer a prayer for the repose of his soul and for the comfort of the family he leaves behind.
Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.
Let Your ears be attentive to my voice in supplication.
If You, O Lord, mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?
But with You is forgiveness, that You may be revered.
I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in His word.
My soul waits for the Lord more than sentinels wait for the dawn.
More than sentinels wait for the dawn, let Israel wait for the Lord,
For with the Lord is kindness and with Him is plenteous redemption;
And He will redeem Israel from all their iniquities.
P.S. If you are interested, you can read this interview from 2004 in which Mr. Linney interviews his daughter about her career. I thought it was cute, but that might just be me.