Christ (plus seven expletives I can't mention) George Carlin is no longer with us.
I remember him as a killer comedian in the 70s and killer in Bill & Ted's Excellent adventure but mostly I remember him as the narrator to Thomas the Tank Engine, which I had to sit through many, many a day.
George, wherever you are, you made many a human's travels/travails on this earth a whole lot better. Please do rest in peace. You deserve it. I'm on my way--it's only a matter of time.