Carla Zilbersmith, a comedienne in the Bay Area, has died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. She was only 47 years old. She didn't let ALS get in the way of her sense of humor though. According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, she even made a joke about her illness when she was first diagnosed. Said Ms. Zilbersmith, "For those of you who don't know, I was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease a couple of weeks ago.... I hate baseball. I'd really much rather have been diagnosed with a basketball disease. Maybe Wilt Chamberlain disease. That's the one where you have sex 20,000 times and then you die."
RIP Carla Zilbersmith.