NYPost- For Sharon Stone, death did become her.
“I feel that I did die,” the actress said in a cover story published by Closer after suffering from a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage in 2001. “This kind of giant vortex of light was upon me and — poof! I sort of took off into this glorious, white light.”
Though she waited three days before going to the hospital, Stone revealed she reunited with friends from beyond the grave as she entered an unworldly vortex.
“I started to see and be met by some of my friends … people who were very, very dear to me [who had died]. I had a real journey with this that took me to places both here and beyond,” Stone shared.
“But it was very fast — whoosh! Suddenly, I was back. I was back in my body,” she continued.
Stone has since recovered, having spent two years learning to walk and talk again. Despite her early brush with death, the “Basic Instinct” beauty no longer lives in fear of dying.
“I get not to be afraid of dying and I get to tell other people that it’s a fabulous thing and death is a gift,” she said. “When death becomes you, as it will, it’s a glorious beautiful thing. I had an incredible sense of well-being and a sense that it’s just so near. Death — it’s very near and very safe. It’s not a far away or scary thing.”
Genius! Absolutely genius. Sure, you've undoubtedly heard of Sharon Stone, but can you name 5 memorable films she's starred in. Exactly. Hell, I just did a quick browse through IMDB and I was only "pretty sure" I had seen a handful of her flicks. Her name is CLEARLY bigger than her accomplishments. Well, everyone knows there's only one tried and true way to make your career seem more impressive than it actually is, and that is to die. You think it's coincidence that the better half of the consensus 'Top 5 Rappers, Dead Or Alive' are the former instead of the latter? Well, Biggie is not longer with us, but I feel like even he would tell ya you're dead wrong. Death is a guaranteed boost in sales. Pretty sure that's why the 'Fast and Furious' franchise is still up and running despite being 3 sequels past anyone caring. The recently departed always defeat the odds of the afterlife and manage get ratings.
Personally I can't think of a better way to utilize death for profit than to live through it. Of course - on the surface - it sounds like a made up load of bullshit from an actress who's been in a continuous slump since the late 90's, but don't say she doesn't have her details down pat. A glorious vortex of light? Interactions with her dearest of deceased friends? A two year recovery period that includes the relearning of basic motor skills? I've never died before, but that sounds exactly what I would expect a fateful, near death experience to sound like. Might be time to cue up 'Casino', 'Total Recall', and 'Basic Instinct', because Sharon Stone died once and that makes every movie she's so much as stepped foot on the set of an instant classic. Considering the laundry list of unheard of shit she's been in, it appears we all have a lot of man hours to put in to catch up with the now award winning career of the once-late, not-so-great Sharon Stone.