William Zantzinger…

…who killed poor Hattie Carroll, with a cane that he twirled ’round his diamond ringed finger. Dead at 69.

You could file this under “people who died that you were surprised were still alive in the first place.” It’s worth noting, though — or maybe it’s not worth noting but I’m going to note it anyway — that while he did a very bad thing, and continued to do bad things later in life, he wasn’t quite the monster you’d come to think from the Dylan song that ensured his everlasting fame. I will leave it to you all to research and determine for yourselves.

Tom McGee has been building web sites since 1995, and blogging here since 2006. Currently a senior developer at Seton Hall University, he's also a freelance web programmer and musician. Contact him if you have the need for a blog, web site, redesign or custom programming!

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