Jim Carroll is dead.
I don't really know much about him, or his life, other than what I read in The Basketball Diaries when I was 18. Lower East Side Rimbaud and all that.
I really liked the book then, and even the film.
I didn't look any further than that, but if anyone has any recommendations
I think that one of his songs is in the RR index. (**edit** it is, and it's this one:)