How could I have done this?
How could I have completely missed Susannah McCorkle, an amazing American jazz singer who lived out her entire sad life and career and died much too soon at age 55 in 2001, before I even became aware of her existence this morning on a Terry Gross episode of Fresh Air.
McCorkle was a linguist, a novelist, a breast-cancer survivor, a short-story author and a singer with an exquisite. gorgeous. sultry. voice.
She died by stepping off into the air … from the balcony of her 16th-floor apartment on West 86th Street in Manhattan.