Mike Wallace and his blues brothers
Mike Wallace died this month at 93, presumably of old age, but his life might have ended years before. One of the most successful newsmen of his generation, he had once felt drawn to suicide . Obituaries of Wallace noted that he shared a history of depression with two famous friends, the columnist Art Buchwald and the novelist William Styron. Each man’s troubles showed that, far from immunizing someone against despondency, both fame and wealth came with grave pressures of their own.