Chris Grier, a brother-in-arms with To Live and Shave in L.A. from 2003 through 2007, died last night. He suffered a pulmonary embolism, engendered by a clot in his left leg. Chris had the presence of mind to call 911, but when paramedics arrived they found him unresponsive. Our friend was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital. Damn, damn.
Many obituaries, most of which were adapted from the version first published early this morning in the Wondering Sound blog. It's not entirely accurate, but no sense in quibbling.
There's just nothing one can say. It's dreadful.
Rest in peace, Chris.
(To Live and Shave in L.A., live at the Avant Gentlemen's Lounge, Philadelphia, on May 11, 2007. Left to right: Ben Wolcott, Chris Grier, Tom Smith, Graham Moore, and Rat Bastard. Photo by unidentified audience member.)