<VV> Kovacs

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 7 00:45:39 EST 2007

I had always been under the impression that it was at least partially 
alcohol related.  He was on his way home from a party.

>From the famous wick:

Ten days before his 43rd birthday, Kovacs was killed in an automobile 
accident in Los Angeles. After meeting Adams at a party hosted by Milton 
Berle and his wife, the couple left in separate cars---Kovacs had been 
working for much of the evening before the party---and, during an unusual 
southern California rainstorm, the comedian lost control of the Chevrolet 
Corvair station wagon while turning fast, crashing into a power pole at the 
corner of Beverly Glen and Santa Monica Boulevards, and being thrown halfway 
out the passenger side, dying almost instantly from chest and head injuries.

Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Gilbert" <bgilbert at redshift.bc.ca>
To: "'Secular'" <rusecular at yahoo.com>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 10:45 PM
Subject: RE: <VV> Astro I...

>I stand corrected and thanks.
> Bob
> -----Original Message-----
> From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
> [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Secular
> Sent: December-05-07 8:31 PM
> To: Bob Gilbert; virtualvairs at corvair.org
> Subject: Re: <VV> Astro I...
>  hmmmm....
>    During a rainstorm, he lost control of the car on a curve, and
>    hit a telephone pole. Police found an unlit cigar just out of
>    reach of his arm, and theorized that he lost control while
>    trying to reach for the cigar...
>    Source:
>    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=587
>  ----- Original Message ----- 
>  From: Bob Gilbert
>  To: 'Secular' ; virtualvairs at corvair.org
>  Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 11:07 PM
>  Subject: RE: <VV> Astro I...
>  Did you see in the text the comment about Ernie Kovacs being killed by
>  oversteer? No disrespect to the dead but wasn't alcohol the primary
> factor?
>  Bob

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