He probably never had a plastic sword with realistic sound or eye patch with the skull & crossbones or a silk-screened t-shirt but I miss him anyway!
Remains of child pirate discovered
http://www.usatoday.com/life/front.htmYo ho ho: A pirate's life, and death, was the fate of history's yougest pirate, whose remains were reported Wednesday by marine archaeologists. Led by underwater explorer Barry Clifford, the team reports that a shoe, silk stocking and leg bone found pinned under a cannon belonged to 9-year-old Jack King. He ran away from his mother to join the pirate ship Whydah in 1716. Tentative forensic reports confirm the leg bone, discovered after the shoe, probaly came from an 8- to 11-year-old boy. Clifford's colleagues uncovered Jack's tale in the 1716 deposition of a captain whose ship was taken by the pirates. The Whydah sank on April 26, 1717, off Cape Cod, taking most of its crew and pirate captain Sam Bellamy with it.