Celebrities die, and so do perfect slices of South Philadelphia | Mike Newall
The text arrived from Johnny Dings in the darkness of dawn – a name, a coffin emoji. Hugh Hefner was dead.
Mike Silvano, co-proprietor of Mike & Matt’s Italian Market in South Philadelphia, glanced at it, rolled over in his bed and contemplated time and mortality and the fleeting nature of human existence. But mostly, he thought of the fat purse awaiting Stevie Open Coats, who nine months earlier had pulled Hef’s name in the Celebrity Death Pool.