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.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!