Marc Blitzstein did not die in a car accident. Marc Blitzstein was murdered in Martinique on January 22, 1964. Blitzstein was the genius creator of "The Cradle Will Rock" with Orson Welles. Marc was also a collaborator with Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill on "Three Penny Opera." He also worked with Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic." He was murdered for daring to be Gay in a foreign land.