Jim Carroll 1950-2009

The New York Times has reported that Jim Carroll died in New York on Friday at his home of apparent heart attack, according to his former wife, Rosemary. Jim made a name for himself first as a poet and his voice can be heard on some early Giorno Poetry Systems LPs, as a writer he's probably most famously known for Basketball Diaries, and as a rocker he's probably best known for the Jim Carroll Band hit "People Who Died," (which appeared in the film E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial) although he continued to play through the '90s with people like Lee Ranaldo. For more about his life see his site, catholicboy.com.