Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Finished the Alex Chilton bio. Holly George Warren managed to dramatically describe his death at 59 (right at the very moment he seemed to finally be happy with his life) without giving the actual cause, so I sought assistance from Wikipedia and got this:

"Chilton had experienced at least two episodes of shortness of breath in the week prior to his fatal heart attack, though he did not seek medical attention in part because he did not have health insurance."

A truly American death, then. If we had single-payer, would Alex Chilton still be with us today?

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