Random Flashback: NYT Obit of Jimmy Lile

I was diving down a rabbit hole just now, and The Goggle spit this back at me. It is the obituary of Jimmy Lile, and while brief, definitely shows how the man cracked out of the confines of the still quite small at the time custom knife world, and made a real impact on the larger culture – all in the days before the internet.

Thought you all might enjoy.

May his memory continue to be a blessing.

“I am guessing the “here” that snuck into the piece means that it was pulled from the local obituary that went out over the AP wire. It escaped the copy editors.

My passing will never be mentioned in the NYT, though I was interviewed and quoted in the Grey Lady once.