Prominent comedian Bill Cosby was killed this morning in a tragic car accident in South Central Los Angeles. Coroner Russell Roberts said the 73-year-old Cosby sustained the fatal injuries in a multi-car crash. He was pronounced dead at Pikeville Medical Center.
The cause of the crash was blamed on the cell phone he was using to update his Twitter feed while driving. It is thought that he was not paying attention when his Lexus swerved into an oncoming truck. "There was really nothing we could do to help him, the damage to his brain was too severe" said Dr. Rothschild who performed an emergency operation on Mr Cosby. One other driver remains in a critical condition following the accident.
The routines that Grammy and Emmy award winning Cosby performed on his best-selling records in the 60s are still remembered word for word today. His pioneering television programs were huge hits, season after season. Cosby will also be remembered for his contributions to organisations such as The Jazz Foundation of America. His good-natured, fatherly image made him a popular personality and garnered him the nickname of Americas Dad. Tributes flowed onto the internet from around the world after the news of Cosbys death was reported by Dan Rathers on CNN. MTV will be holding a special memorial for him on Monday."First its Eazy-E then its then Bill Cosby" tweeted Dave Chapelle, a lifelong friend of Cosby.