DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Pat Paulsen (aged 69)
American comedian and statirist
Patrick Layton Paulsen (July 6, 1927 – April 24, 1997) was an American comedian and satirist notable for his roles on several of the Smothers Brothers television shows, and for his campaigns for President of the United States in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996, which had primarily comedic rather than political objectives, although his campaigns generated some protest votes for him.
DEATH: In 1995, Paulsen was diagnosed with colon cancer, and in early 1997, it was discovered that the cancer had spread to his brain and lymph nodes. He sought alternative medicine treatment for his cancer in Tijuana, Mexico. Pat Paulsen died there from complications of pneumonia and kidney failure on April 24, 1997.