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.