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Tributes: Sam Kinison

Originally printed in Life: The Year in Pictures 1992
January 1993

He sneered, snarled and shrieked. Assaulting his audiences with insults – and parlaying his outrageous brand of humor into numerous television appearances and his own HBO special. When he died in April at the age of 38, the victim of a head-on collision on a California highway, he had just returned from his honeymoon. The comic’s wife of six days, Malika, survived the crash.