Brendan Smith dead at 73

Friday, November 2nd, 2001 - 6:20 am PST

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith found out second hand today that he was dead at age 73 of lung cancer. Though never having smoked a cigarette in his life, and feeling like he was only 28 years old mere moments ago, Smith nevertheless is now dead according to an article in today’s Los Angeles Times. Asked for his comments on this surprising turn of events, Smith paused to offer his deepest condolences for himself, and then picked up his shovel and resumed digging his own grave.