Norman Mailer, RIP
"Norman Mailer died around four thirty Saturday morning New York time. Unlike his tumultuous life, his end was very peaceful. I spoke to his oldest son Michael who called me literally a second after the Sunday Telegraph did to inform me of his death. 'I gave dad a drink and he smiled,' said Michael. I asked him if it was an alcoholic one and Michael said, 'Just a little rum.'
"He was surrounded by all of his nine children, his wife Norris Church, a sister and her children. He asked to be buried in Provincetown, Mass., where he’s kept a house on the water for close to forty years."