Date: 5th April 2001
LATEST: KEANU REEVES is keeping well out of public life following the tragic death of his girlfriend JENNIFER SYME.
Syme, 29, died in a massive car crash in Los Angeles on Monday morning (02APR01). She had been dating the SPEED (1994) star for the past few years and discovered in 1999 she was pregnant with his child.
The couple were heartbroken when the baby girl, who they'd already named Eva, was stillborn on Christmas Eve 1999.
Today Reeves, who is about to start shooting his latest film, MATRIX 2 (2002) in Australia, said he hoped the media will leave him alone with his grief. He released a one line statement that read, "I'm mourning in private". (RGS&LE/WN/KW)