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Steve Gilliard, RIP
The New York blogger community (and the Liberal Blog Barbecue Conspiracy) mourn the passing of our friend Steve, who was a good friend, a very nice man and a very smart writer (as well as a wicked good cook).

He is survived by his parents, his sister, and a much-beloved niece and nephew, as well as by his blog-partner Jen.

We're going to miss him.
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anne_jumps From: anne_jumps Date: June 2nd, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)
Oh goodness, I'm sorry to hear that.
thesideshow From: thesideshow Date: June 2nd, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)
I was expecting it, and I still gasped when I saw your mail.

I'm so sorry there will never be another steaming post from Steve, and I'll never meet him, and ... man, this bites.

From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2007 12:37 am (UTC) (linkie thing)

My condolences

It's good to find someone who got to know him beyond this ether. I don't know what it is about NY bloggers, but I love every one of them for their breadth and bite. Steve always fired me up when I read him. Much like a Sisyphussian gal hereabouts.

My condolences to you and all his friends. He won't be forgotten for all the good he gave.

-Kevin of American Street
jmhm From: jmhm Date: June 3rd, 2007 12:44 am (UTC) (linkie thing)

Re: My condolences

Leaving aside the importance of his writing, Steve was a treat in person. We enjoyed him.
selinakyle47 From: selinakyle47 Date: June 3rd, 2007 01:41 am (UTC) (linkie thing)
That is just so sad. His writing will be sorely missed. :(
snuh From: snuh Date: June 3rd, 2007 01:51 am (UTC) (linkie thing)
I'm at a loss for words, I really felt that he would recover - he was such a fighter. Hopefully, a tribute can be put together so people can express his effect on other's lives. My condolences to Jen and his family. He cut a wide path, there's going to be a huge void now. I'm still stunned.
wanderingaengus From: wanderingaengus Date: June 3rd, 2007 02:17 am (UTC) (linkie thing)
Too sad. Too damn young for one thing, and still needed too damn much.

I don't want to try to do this over my dial-up connection, so do you know if anyone is putting together a set of links to favorite Gilliard posts?
jmhm From: jmhm Date: June 3rd, 2007 02:23 am (UTC) (linkie thing)
Kevin has some good ones at The American Street.
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2007 12:01 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)
Did you ever see him in hospital?
jmhm From: jmhm Date: June 3rd, 2007 12:25 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)
No, I never did. The window between when Jen told me he was allowed visitors and when he was back in crisis was so small that I missed it in the crush of a crisis at work.

bugsybanana From: bugsybanana Date: June 3rd, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)
Ouch. That hurts.

I figured it was probably coming, but I still held out hope. I regret not ever getting to meet him, but that would probably just make it hurt more now.

He was an alum of my high school, a few years ahead, and I had stuff I wanted to say to him as a consequence, but I never overcame my shyness to ask on line.

spacethyme From: spacethyme Date: June 4th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC) (linkie thing)
I didn't know him, but 41 is 'way too young for silence. My deepest sympathies to his family and his friends.
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