Early this morning, Reuters reported:
", a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs, dirty words and the demise of humanity, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday. He was 71."
What a loss for all of us. Carlin was more than a comedian: he was a brilliant critic in all sorts of realms. A few days ago, my mother told me that Carlin was chosen to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. At least he knew about the award before he died.