RIP Sam Kinison.
December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992
I was only 23 years old when Sam Kinison died. I had heard some of his material at a friend's house. She pushed the cassette into the car stereo and we laughed and laughed at the maniacal frenzied energy that Sam had. It would be a few more years before I would get to see Sam on video. He was very memorable.
I am now older than Sam was when he died. I look back at his comedy as very memorable. He made choices that in today's society would be very unacceptable. He made me laugh at some low parts of my life. You either loved Sam or hated him. There are certain of his acts that I don't like, but Sam himself, I liked a great deal. He was brash and brazen. He was caustic.
It is surprising to me that his reputed last words are asking an unseen someone why he had to die and then responding with "Okay, Okay, Okay."
This brings me to the point of this article. In your genealogical research, have you recorded or found any of the last words of your family members?
I have made it a point to go an update some records this week, because I do know the answer to this. Additionally, where there is a death story, I have made it a point to include the death story as well.