I listened to the Hank "memorial" less than a year ago again and they made a whole joke out of it. Hank's mother was on and they (the whole gang) could barely keep the jokes to a minimum and then of course they made Hank record messages to his fans posthumously like "Hey its me Hank, and I'm dead". Howard could've stopped his staff from playing shit like that, but they treated a sick little guy like a piece of shit.
Originally Posted by Rob0729
Originally Posted by ohmicah
Hank wasn't long for this world, but Jeff Conway was? Hank was a raging alcoholic and Howard would have his staff liquor him up for the show. But hey, he was going to drink himself to death anyway so why not get a few laughs out of it while trying to speed up the process. It was the only responsible thing to do. Hank might have gotten help if he didn't get fame for being a drunken bafoon. But Howard gave him something more important than sobriety and life - fame.