Forum, May 10, 1976

The Death of the Invisible Man

To the Editors:

It is ironic that Billionaire Howard Hughes [April 19] suffered from malnutrition.

It is sadder still that he never really looked at the world in which he lived and made his fortune. The world of nature, of which he owned a great many acres, is a beautiful and fascinating place, which he seems to have overlooked entirely.

He was indeed a poor creature.

(Mrs.) Helen Miller

Rochester

Your article has certainly disproved the saying that "you can never be too rich or too thin."

Elaine C. Farrell

Hamden, Conn.

The...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!