San Francisco legend
A vigil will be held Tuesday night in Jack Kerouac Alley near the famed City Lights Booksellers & Publishers to celebrate the life of San Francisco icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The poet died Monday after a battle with interstitial lung disease. He was 101 years old, and had lived that century
Lawrence Ferlinghetti — the poet, the publisher, the painter, the activist, the man who propelled the Beat Movement and brought City Lights to San Francisco — has died at the age of 101. According to his daughter, Julie Sasser, the lifelong provocateur lost his battle Monday with interstitial lung disease.