Sorry to hear this. I am glad that the movie gave him more widespread recognition in his final years. His stuff wasn't always my cup of tea, but I admired the fact that a guy like him (a Joe Blow) could make it as a writer.
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
Mallard Fillmore isn't that bad (for those of you who may not know me from Politics, I'm a big lefty) - I'll chuckle once in a while. The WORST is "State of the Union." The most unfunny thing I've ever seen.