Jackie died of an accidental heroin overdose on May 15, 1985.
He was just 38 years old.
wake, friends filled his casket with photographs and mementos of his career,
packs of Kool cigarettes, a magic wand, a cocktail shaker full of martinis,
and sprinkled his face and body with glitter.
Later, after the funeral, friends covered his burial mound with so much red glitter that it was visible in the distance from the highway.
Jackie's unique talents and his wonderful friendship and spirit will always be sorely missed by those who had the good fortune to know him.