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Slash Comments on the Death of Children's Author Maurice Sendak

This morning, famed children's author Maurice Sendak passed away in Danbury, Connecticut. He was 83.

"RIP Maurice Sendak," commented Slash via Twitter. "A couple of your books were huge to me when I was a kid. Lot of great memories thinking about them."

He added, "Actually, Where the Wild Things Are was the catalyst for many a parent/teacher conference."

Sendak was best known for Where the Wild Things Are, which formed a trilogy along with In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.