Oh I see, r16. At first I thought, another DL asshole, this one guffawing at someone dying of cancer. Still, I'll bet liver cancer is the true cause of death, he was a heavy drinker and drug abuser.
Don't get your caftan in a twist R16.
"At first I thought" is a modifier r18, meaning I'd initially misread your post. You were laughing about it being a cover-story for AIDS, in your opinion, which I have no problem with. No twisted caftan here.
I love that PEOPLE has all their issues available in an online archive - you can even download all the issues and read them cover to cover, page by page, picture by picture.
I wish some of the other mags did that, like US or GQ.
"an elephantine man of 42, who conceals his bulk in gaudy caftans and kimonos, gets his hair waved into chestnut ringlets at Sassoon's and makes and breaks friendships with the speed of light"