Saturday, July 5, 2014

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Introduction by Richie Diener's best friend, Lenny Langone:

"My name is Lenny. I was Richie's best friend when his life was taken away by his father. I know how it all went down on the night that it happened. He did not have to be killed. Richie's father was not a nice man. He didn't like any of Richie's friends."
Lenny passed away in 2010. His parents got him help after Richie was shot to death by his father, an expert marksman, when Richie was under the influence of disabling drugs and could barely stand up.

Lenny was successful in the printing business, and became a loving husband and wonderful father to his two children.  
Lenny posted a statement on
You can find comments by Lenny on this blog. Lenny never got over Richie's death. He saw the good side in Richie, and knew that Richie, had he lived, would have overcome drug abuse.
You are welcome to post a comment on this blog.

Please include your state or country; it emphasizes the fact that addiction exists everywhere.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

"The Death of Richie! (1977)

DRUGS + ADDICTION            

40 years ago, this movie was released.          

Saturday, August 7, 2010

"The Death of Richie"

-- by Thomas Thompson
-- click to learn more about Richie.  

Richard Diener, a photo sent by the late Lenny Langone


Lenny Langone, "Brick" in the book:
Richie's best friend. R.I.P. Lenny.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Life Magazine: May 5, 1972
George Richard "Richie" Diener
June 5, 1954 - February 27, 1972
Buried in Long Island Cemetery

East Meadow High School,
East Meadow, New York
Class of 1972

Does anyone know the real name of "Sue Bernstein" in the article?