Good night, good Captain. We won't see the likes of you again for a very long time.
LOS ANGELES, December 17, 2010 — Don Van Vliet, better known as pioneering blues and rock musician Captain Beefheart, has died in California at age 69 from complications of multiple sclerosis, a representative for the artist said on Friday. The Michael Werner Gallery in New York, which handles Vliet's paintings, made the announcement. "Don Van Vliet will be sorely missed," the gallery's statement said.
Post-Script: What is karma or just coincidence that many of his best albums were released on Buddha Records?