Now, I know one reason why all the headlines made such a big deal about his South Park work. It was likely to have been his primary source of income towards the end of his career. This is because he lost the rights to most of his catalog a few decades ago. Sad to contemplate. In addition, his relationship with the show was strained and ended somewhat abruptly in 2006 due to the Trapped In The Closet episode, which mocked The Church of Scientology. This article discusses the deterioration of his health, the apparent heavy influence of his Scientology handlers and his financial predicament. Link (via 9elements)

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