Neal Cassady, Holy Goof and Beat muse, died 48 years ago yesterday at the age of 41, just 4 days shy of his 42nd birthday. Jack Kerouac would follow Neal on the night train to the big adios just 1 year, 8 months, and 17 days later on October 21, 1969 at the age of 47.
Below are some links to past postings on this subject. I was too lazy to hotlink them, but you know how to cut-and-paste, right?
Sorry I missed the actual date by a day. RIP, Neal.