I used to listen to Dickie Goodman all the time as a kid. He was popular on the Dr. Demento show, which I listened to religiously on KMET in the late 70s and early 80s. I used to make my own Dickie Goodman-like jokes using a record player and tape recorder. Great fun and humor when you’re 11 years old.
So I looked up Goodman to see what happened to him, and according to Wikipedia, he put a bullet in his own head in 1989. Yeesh.