Milestones Apr. 4, 1994

DIED. LEWIS GRIZZARD, 47, humorist; from complications following heart surgery; in Atlanta. "A Faulkner for just plain folks" was how one publisher characterized Grizzard, who made hay of everyday angst and irritation in a syndicated column and 14 books -- not to mention on speaking tours and sundry media gigs. The titles of Grizzard's best-known works sum up his puckish view of the world, as filtered through his experiences as a multimarried Southern male child of the '50s: Elvis Is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself and My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun.


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