Attention all GOOP haters of the world, we have lost one of our own. Legendary children’s book author, illustrator and King of All Wild Things (not these kind of wild things, though) Maurice Sendak passed away at 3 this morning at a hospital in Connecticut. Maurice was 83. Maurice’s partner of 50 years, Eugene Glynn, passed away in 2007. They’re now having a wild rumpus together up in heaven.
Children, adults and everybody in between will read Maurice’s words for as long as this planet exists thanks to his books Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and Seven Little Monsters. Maurice also drew the illustrations for dozens of books, produced TV shows and designed for several ballet and opera productions. Maurice did it all. I’ll mostly remember Maurice for telling it like it is. You could always count on Maurice to give us his non-sugar-coated truth, mostly recently on The Colbert Report, which was a priceless jewel of an interview.
“I like [children] as few as far between as adults. Maybe a bit more, because I really don’t like adults at all.” – Maurice Sendak
Rest in peace, Maurice 🙁