Alumni Danny Rice (07 – 09) passed away suddenly on December 28th. His family had a memorial service on January 3 in Oakland.
I was a year behind Danny and remember him mostly for fantastic writing and great conversations over beer at the Elk. Plus, his glorious tattoos.
I heard about Danny’s passing from Terry Owens, here’s what he said on Facebook earlier today:
Danny was obviously one of the kindest, most caring, friendliest people I have ever known. And what a hella great writer. I’ll always remember good long craft talks at Sunset Junction, his ridiculous tattoos, and working as Assistant Managing Editors of Willow Springs with him
Ellie Kozlowski posted the news in the EWU MFAers group:
Whether or not you knew Danny Rice, he was an amazing, kind, sweetheart of a human being.
Please consider helping Danny’s family offset some of the cost of his memorial service by donating to the Danny Rice memorial fund through Give Forward.