Summary: bookseller whose independent bookstore, Book Soup, became a Sunset Boulevard landmark known for its tearing stacks and mazes of shelves crammed with titles that attracted entertainment and tourist industry clientele, and who had recently announced his decision to sell the legendary store, which opened in 1975 and offered an eccentric mix of works ranging from Star Maps to rare collectibles.
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer
Born: October 3, 1950
Died: January 3, 2009
Location: Los Angeles, California