I read a blurb about Al in my city's local paper yesterday and I wanted to share my feelings with ya'll. On Friday, April 9, 2004, Weird Al was scheduled to perform at Appleton (Wisconsin's) Performing Arts Center. Hours before the show was to begin, Al was informed that both of his parents had been found dead in their home, apparently of carbon monoxide poisoning. Al played the gig as scheduled. This was heartbreaching to read, but I thought to myself, "Wow, Al's got more going on than I have, cuz I don't know if I could've gone on." I was impressed with his "the show must go on" attitude. I guess I just wanted to pass this on and ask if anyone else had any opinions on the subject. Even though Al comes across as a goofball, I think this shows his dedication to his music and his fans, most of whom I'm sure were younger children. I wish Al all the best. Here's just one of many articles I found on this story.