We are losing icons left and right, Vonnegut being one of that bunch. In twenty, fifty, years are we going to be left only to mourn the likes of Paris Hilton and Snoop Dogg?!
Nothing against Snoop, personally. It's just that..I dunno..the relatively recent passings of James Brown, Johnny Hart, Peter Boyle (good lord, there are too many to think of right now): these were people who shaped and molded society, the arts.
Crap. I suppose in our postmodern world, the likes of Hilton and Dogg (?) are helping form the future.
Dammit, Vonnegut, why did you have to die now? The world NEEDS you!