publication date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 (part of Spring 2012)

category: Theater

clue: The rent was too damn high for this New York playwright, who passed away three months before his most successful show opened in 1996.

explanation: Larson wrote Rent. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, Ryan Dunn, and Laurie Laczkowski

Life After Death: Just as spring follows winter, new life can follow death. To commemorate the addition of zombie players to the game, here are five celebrities who achieved significant success posthumously.

Similar Goos

Gustav Mahler

This Austrian composer was renowned as an orchestra conductor before his death, but his ten symphonies have made him even more famous in the century since then. Go »

John Kennedy Toole

You can avoid being a dunce by recognizing this New Orleans writer with the presidential name. Go »

Eva Cassidy

Unknown in her lifetime, this DC-area singer went on to sell ten million records, starting with her rendition of the most famous song from The Wizard of Oz. Go »

Tupac Shakur

This Machiavellian rapper has published more albums in death than he did during his thug life. Go »

Bobcat Goldthwait

This comedian originally studied to be a cop, but recently masterminded a crime spree. Go »

Patricia Krentcil

"Tanned" and "banned" describe this obsessed New Jersey mother. Go »