De mortuis nil nisi bonum. I had many differences with the Rev. Jerry Falwell, but his death at 73 is premature for our era in the United States. May he rest in peace. For a dispassionate report and first-response obituary, see the BBC's story.
A next-day P.S.:
*** Best statement I have read so far in the blogosphere is from Christy at Dry Bones Dance. Short, says it all:
***Jerry Falwell died. I have a feeling that right about now, he's feeling very very surprised.