But when you watch this video. When you feel how hot he was burning in that moment... Does the way he faded away diminish it? Does the flickering of his life, and the way it reminds us of our own flames...
Does that change the fact that Buddy Rich burned as brightly he did?
No. The dude was a blow torch.
What matters is this moment. What matters is that he lived. What matters is that he burned.