PhillyMag.com has a long piece today about the last days of Howard Stern wackpacker Kenneth Keith Kallenbach.
Kenneth Keith first gained infamy during an appearance on Stern’s old WWOR show, where he tried to blow smoke out of his eyes.
It was bizarre television before television went completely bizarre and Kenneth Keith’s earnest, real-life Jeff Spicoli vibe won over tons of fans.
However, he suffered from cystic fibrosis, a fact he shielded from the show and from fans.
Kenneth Keith was in jail at the time of his death, being held on charges that he tried to attack a 16-year-old girl. Kenneth Keith’s family alleges correction officers and medical staff allowed Kenneth Keith to die by not properly treating his medical condition.
As he was leading Ken across the lawn, Ken would later tell his mother, an officer muttered, “Let’s see if Howard Stern can get you out of this one.”