"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"
Lead guitarist for Fuzzbox -- via the Birmingham Mail.
Peace activist; the creator and founder of Earth Day -- via the Denver Post.
D.C. radio icon; talk show host and program director -- via the Washington Post.
Composer -- via the Guardian. The innovative and prolific Henze was an oxymoron: a successful avant-garde figure. His absurd and horrifying youth (he was gay, and his father was a Nazi) was far more dramatic than any of his many creations in opera, symphonic and chamber music, ballets, and much more.