I never heard anything in the news that he was even sick, and according to the article, he was recently been diagnosed with leukemia.
"I enjoy cocaine because it's a fun thing to do. I enjoy the company of prostitutes because it's a fun thing to do. If you combine the two together, it's probably even more fun." -- Representative Robert Wexler (D - FL)
Jeez, that's weird: just today the Philadelphia Daily News ran a back-cover photo of Larry Bowa with Dangerfield's face Photoshopped in place of his own (with, of course, the predictable "don't get no respect" headline). Makes you think: