At Mondo 2000, R.U. Sirius interviews Zach Leary about Timothy Leary's final years, as Tim was dying of cancer.
Funny, interesting and sad. There's a lot about Leary's inspirational qualities, and also about the more difficult aspects of Leary's personality. "I’m glad the whole 'designer dying' idea of his found such strong footing and uncovered so many important topics for our culture, but I do wish there was a more sensitive way to offset the public celebration with some compassion for those close to him. Immediately after he died, my life fell apart very quickly — when that happens it’s no ones fault, but I was by no means prepared for life without him," Zach Leary said.
Zach Leary seems like an interesting person in his own right. He is a podcast host and I plan to try some of them. He's on Twitter.