Robert "Cosmo" Hicks
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Died at home of heart failure March 31, 2008.
West High School, Diagnosed with schizophrenia at 17
Book: "Gospels From the Last Man: The Complete Deeds and Sayings of Cosmo Di Madison" compiled/edited by Eric Mader-Lin
He rode his banana-seat bicycle up and down State Street, yelling greetings to passersby and generally causing a commotion wherever he went.
Friends said malnutrition most likely led to his heart failure. 6-foot-5 and about 130 pounds
Had penchant for calling out "Love ya babe!" and "Ya hear me?"