"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?"
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
"By writing or reading obituaries, we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others."
Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"
"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'"
John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"
Comic book artist -- via the New York Times.
Writer and comedian; founder of Firesign Theatre -- via KPCC. Their subversive, avant-garde, stream-of-consciousness, and otherwise-unhyphenated audio comedy changed my life . . . I think. You should listen to all their original albums. If you do not have them, you can come over and listen to mine.
"Peace activist, cross-dresser, urban outdoorsman and outspoken critic of police treatment of the homeless" -- via the Austin American-Statesman. He kept Austin weird.
Bluesman -- via his website.
Film actor and director -- via westernsallitaliana.blogspot.com.