Jim Carroll Now One of the “People Who Died”

Rest in peace, Jim Carroll. The sixty year old poet and punk rocker died in his New York home on Friday of a heart attack. I knew him best for his memoir, The Basketball Diaries, which I read back in my Bradford days, and for his song “People Who Died,” a live version of which I’ve embedded above.

The last line of The Basketball Diaries is “I just want to be pure…” I hope that Jim felt pure at the end.