Family, friends, and fan turned out for Ol' Dirty Bastard's wake in Hamilton Heights yesterday. The wake was open casket, with ODB in a white suit and red shirt, and mourners remembered his generosity and times when he was not crazy, like the day before his death, when he ate clams and red sauce in Coney Island with a friend. And the NY Times has gotten into the spirit of printing "Ol' Dirty Bastard" (unlike before), with their coverage of the wake. His sister told the Times, "Now you're a renowned entertainer, but he stayed in Brooklyn - he didn't go buy the big house up on the hill. He wanted to be normal. He wanted to be Rusty." And one of ODB's sons wondered, "Where is Dirty? Where's my daddy?"

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