sarcasm, death of a bigot
When Michael Jackson died, Wikipedia servers had trouble keeping up with the flood of edits and views to his page.
Likewise for Kobe Bryant.
The white, conservative, racist bigot who died today? Barely a blip on the traffic stats.
I think that's reassuring in some way.
and liw: I guess there's no spike because the article has been protected in one form or another since shortly before his death, due to vandalism:
(Not to mention that he had a much more "boring" death than the two you mentioned above)
Lars and friends