RIP Jim Carroll
East Village born and bred punk rock poet Jim Carroll died yesterday of hear attack. Probably best remembered from his published high school journal “Basketball Diaries” which was later turned into a movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. His life was addled by heroin addition but his work was beautiful and touching – and he was adored by many – including Andy Warhol, Keith Richards and of course his friend Patty Smith. This is a great loss for downtown NYC, as this has been a brutal summer and the death toll continues to rise…. More pics of this legendary man, after the jump….