By Bob Bumbera

Sam Shepard and Patti Smith circa 1971

“RIP Sam Shepard. Ride on, genius.” – Marc Maron

Noted actor, musician and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard has died of ALS at the age of 73. His impressive creative legacy includes making music with some Rock & Roll legends.

Sam Shepard is perhaps best known for for his acting in such films as The Right Stuff, Days of Heaven, Steel Magnolias, & August: Osage County. During his career, he produced 44 plays and a number of books, memoirs and short stories, but music fans will remember Sam Shepard as an ardent musician, songwriter …read more