Saturday, September 21, 2013

Carolyn Cassady (1923-2013)

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[Carolyn Cassady (1923-2013)]

Word just reaches us of the death of Carolyn Cassady.  Brian Hassett has the report here

She died peacefully, with her son, John Allen, there, in attendance, close beside her. "She was her regular rockin self", he (Hassett) reports, "up through Sunday, woke up with a tummy ache Monday morning, had an infected appendix and checked out by Friday"..."She was 90 years old and still drank her white wine and smoked her More menthol ciggies every day. That is to say  - she was living the life she chose, on her own terms, in her own house, until the very end". Forever united with Neal. Our sympathies go out to all friends and family.

Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg