There's going to be a lot of frivolous reporting in the next few days--especially since this year's Academy Award nominees were also announced today, and that's one hell of a juicy juxtaposition--but before you drown in that bottomless pit, here's some perspective from the NYPD:
ON TUESDAY, 01/22/08, AT APPROXIMATELY 1530 HOURS, IN THE CONFINES OF THE 5 PRECINCT, POLICE RESPONDED TO 421 BROOME STREET AND FOUND A M/W/28 UNCONSCIOUS. THE VICTIM WAS PRONOUNCED DOA AT THE SCENE. M.E.’S OFFICE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH. INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.
That's the official police summary of the incident. We all look the same to the Grim Reaper. Death lays his icy hands on kings.