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By the end he wasn't even a Teacake character, but we forget that there is, in the tradition, big love for comedians, child prodigies and freaks. We should take his run for governor not as the tragic semi-serious and desperate attempt to find the public eye again (even if that was 100% true), but rather, a devilish prank -- a dwarf clown going toe to toe w/ a muscle bound giant.
There are good obits here and here. The LA Times photo spread is also worth a stop, here.