It’s the age-old question about what happens after we die and Keanu Reeves gave the simplest, sweetest answer that has since gone viral. Appearing on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Keanu spoke about his new movie John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum as well as the plot for the upcoming Bill and Ted movie Bill and Ted Face the Music.
Keanu is no stranger to loss and sadness. The Matrix actor never married but came close. His girlfriend Jennifer Syme delivered their child stillborn in 1999. It was a horribly tragic experience for the young couple.
Tragically, Jennifer Syme would lose her own life in 2001 due to a car accident. It wasn’t Keanu’s first brush with tragedy, loss, and death. He and the actor River Phoenix were best friends. Keanu lost River when he died from a drug overdose in 1993.
While many people, when asked what they think happens after we die, reach for a spiritual or religious answer, Keanu provided an answer that was logical and grounded in reality. It spoke about grief, loss, and mourning and it seems as if his answer came out of his own experience.
Keanu explained the plot behind Bill and Ted Face the Music as follows.
“Right now, it’s called Bill and Ted Face the Music and we’re finding them however many years later, I think it’s over 25. And they were supposed to write the song that was supposed to unite the world and bring peace and everything, but they haven’t.”
Keanu Reeves explained that Bill and Ted have 80 minutes to write the song that will save the world. The comments directed Stephen Colbert to ask Keanu’s opinion on what he thinks happens after death.
“So you’re facing your own mortality and the mortality of all existence?”
Keanu Reeves agreed. It was then that Stephen Colbert asked Keanu what he thinks happens after we die.
Keanu answered with the simplest and sweetest response.
“I know that the ones who love us will miss us.”
You may watch Keanu Reeves and Stephen Colbert discuss the topic and the rest of the interview in the video player below.
What do you think about Keanu Reeves’ remarks? Do you agree that it was the perfect answer?