RIP: Jim Carroll

Poet/author/musician Jim Carroll died of an apparent heart attack in his Manhattan apartment, on Friday Sept 11th. Best known for the autobiographical work The Basketball Diaries--made into a 1995 feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio--Carroll also fronted the Jim Carroll Band, whose 1980 album Catholic Boy [Atco] is considered by many to be a new wave/punk rock classic.

Carroll was 60 years old.