By Brian Cogan
(Taken from the obituary section of the New York Times, May 31, 2211)
Carter Thompson, believed to be the last survivor of the long and troubled preview audiences during the Julie Taymor era of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, died last week at the age of 106 at his home in Allentown, Pennsylvania, according to a family spokesman. It is believed that he died of natural causes. Although Thompson was a long time electronic car mechanic, devoted husband, father of three children, grandfather of six and longtime member of the Rotary Club, he is best known as the longest living member of the SMTOTD preview audience of the troubled Julie Taymor era. The last other surviving Julie Taymor preview audience member, Lenore Daw, died last year at the age of 112.