This was on FARK’s entertainment tab over the weekend, but I wanted to make note of it here as well.
De’Andre McCullough, one of the pivotal characters in David Simon and Ed Burns’ book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood, died of an overdose last Wednesday.
I’m not sure what else I can say about this, other than to recommend the Simon and Burns book if you haven’t read it. There’s a surprisingly decent discussion going on in the FARK comments thread.
And for what it may be worth, here’s De’Andre as Lamar in “The Wire”:
Edited to add: I couldn’t pull this up before, but David Simon has a nice post on his blog.