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Jim Carroll dead at 60

Tribune reporter

Jim Carroll, poet, punk musician and author, died at his New York City home Friday after suffering a heart attack. Carroll was best known for the song "People Who Died" and his book, "The Basketball Diaries", which chronicled his personal experience with drugs and prostitution during his high school years. He was 60.

Read Jim Carroll's full obituary at ChicagoTribune.com.

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