It's not unusual to have two talented and famous people die in the same week: it's the old "death in threes" theory. But what is unusual is to have two people die in a week who very recently collaborated. Sadly, such is the case this week as the world lost the considerable talents of both author Maurice Sendak and rapper/producer Adam "MCA" Yauch.
At first glance they wouldn't seem to have much in common, but just a few years ago, Yauch produced a documentary on the life and works of Sendak and you can watch that collaboration online right now.
There’s going to be a wild rumpus in heaven tonight. Maurice Sendak, beloved author and illustrator of such children’s classics as ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and the controversial ‘In the Night Kitchen,’ passed away in Danbury, Conn. following complications from a recent stroke. He was 83.