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,