And no, not Terri Schiavo’s. For all practical purposes, she has been dead for 15 years. But I just received an email from a reader who works at Comedy Central that Mitch Hedberg has died of an apparent heroin overdose. I knew Mitch only vaguely, from running into him on the road a couple times, so it’s not a personal loss. But he was one of our most creative and daring comedians, and his voice will be sorely missed. Comedy Central is working on a tribute on their webpage and I will add a link to it as soon as it’s finished.
Update: This is the link to the Comedy Central bio page for Mitch Hedberg. They’ve updated it a bit and added a new clip to it. They will be airing a tribute to Mitch on Friday night as well, so tune in for that.