He died last night of that cancer. Thanks to This American Life for putting this online—and for being the main venue through which I knew him, while I could. See also: Fresh Air, Boing Boing, and the Awl.
Incidentally, this piece from the last TAL live show wasn’t the final work of his I heard—that would be this imaginary correspondence between Gregor Samsa and Dr. Seuss. Which, I know, right? But it’s really pretty awesome.◼