Jim Carroll

 

Age: 60

 

Summary: poet and punk rock musician who chronicled his wild teen years in The Basketball Diaries (1978), made into a 1995 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, who was a fixture of the burgeoning downtown New York art scene in the 1970's and also published several poetry collections while his 1980 album, Catholic Boy, has been hailed as a landmark punk record.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: August 1, 1949

 

Died: September 11, 2009

 

Location: New York City, New York