Friday, December 21, 2007

Irony is Dead. Its Name Was Ken Hendricks.

On the 355th day of the year, we get the most ironic death of 2007, if not all-time:

The 91st-richest man in the United States, a roofing company billionaire, has died after falling through his home garage's roof, local authorities said Friday.

Ken Hendricks, 66, was checking on construction Thursday night on the roof at his home in the town of Rock when he fell through, Rock County Sheriff's Department Cmdr. Troy Knudson said.

Hendricks suffered massive head injuries, according to his company, ABC Supply Co.

Hendricks' wife called authorities and attempted CPR on her husband, Knudson said. Hendricks was taken first to a Beloit hospital and then transferred to Rockford Memorial Hospital in Winnebago County, Illinois.

Is it even possible to find an equatible scenario for the people at the top of Forbes's list? Bill Gates being eaten by a computer virus? I'm sure Mr. Hendricks did not want to die at the age of 66, but I'm willing to bet that this is the way he would've wanted to go.

[CNN]

1 comment:

Papa Narsh said...

Classic Ken Hendricks to steal Max McGee's thunder.