Maurice Sendak dead at 83

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Xuphor, May 9, 2012.

  1. Xuphor

    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    :arrow: Source: http://www.timesunio...-83-3544372.php


    He's the author of such children's books as Where the Wild Things Are, but well, to anyone who watched his interview with Stephen Colbert, he's not exactly a "children's book author". Ironically, he died on the same day (May 8th) as the day Colbert released "I am a Pole, and So Can You", which was the book that Colbert wrote during the interview with him originally as a joke.

    Sendak died of a Stroke, but 4 days after it hit.

    Please note: I'm not directly quoting anything from the article, as per the new sticky. If you want more info, see the source link.
  2. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    You're allowed to cite the original article so long as it's properly quoted and then credited through its source.
    It's just, not copying the WHOLE article, that's a no-no.
  3. gloweyjoey

    gloweyjoey who??

    May 7, 2010
    United States
    He also lived with his partner for 50 years. One year before their state legalized gay marriage, his partner died.

    Sendak died the same morning as people in N.C. voted to ban gay marriage
  4. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Fresh™

    Jul 17, 2009
    United States
    First a Beastie Boy, now Maurice Sendak? What is happening to my childhood memories...

    May he rest in peace. He will be missed.
  5. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Are you on the square?

    Sep 13, 2009
    R.I.P. Maurice Sendak :sad:
  6. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    That could have been a very interesting collaboration. I'm seeing it now: Where the Beastie Things Are.

    It should be said that this guy had a staggering amount of talent. Seriously, his ten sentence book has become one of the most beloved and cherished "children's" stories of all time; that's a hard feat to top.
  7. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Generally the "rule of three" is that whenever a famous person dies, two more famous people will die as well.

    On topic though, it's a shame, he was a classic author and his Colbert Report interview was hysterical.
  8. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    R.I.P Maurice Sendak

  9. nando

    nando GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    50 years with the same partner? that's wild.
  10. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth
    I apologize about being off topic but why do you use such an awkward format? Just center the picture, put the source at the end of your post and use "


    On-Topic, I watched Mr. Sendak interview and it was one of the funniest things I've see on the Colbert Report.

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