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Jim Carroll† Sep. 11, 2009 (aged 60)
James Dennis "Jim" Carroll
* Aug. 01, 1949
† Sep. 11, 2009
New York, New York
Cause of Death
Best known as the author of the Basketball Diaries, a memoir of his experiences as a heroin addict during his teens in the 60's, Jim Carroll was also a prominent poet and punk musician.
In 1978, after much encouragement from friend Patti Smith, Carroll formed Amsterdam, later re-named the Jim Carroll Band, releasing their debut LP, "Catholic Boy" in 1980.
Carroll suffered a fatal heart attack on September 11th, 2009, while working at his desk. He was 60 years old.
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