February 16th, 2010

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Dirk Smiler

I regret having to post this very much.

Last night, Dirk Smiler passed away in his home. I have no idea what the cause of death was. I’m just stricken.

Dirk lived life pretty hard, and he was often a silly sort of guy, but he was utterly guileless, and his heart was absolutely pure gold.

I’m gonna miss you, Dirkums.

ETA: I now know that he died of a gunshot wound. I do not know why that makes it worse for me, but it does.
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News Story on the Subject

I don't know if I am doing the right thing by posting this... personally, I am finding comfort in knowing as much as I can, but I understand that others may not feel that way. But feel free not to click.

Here's the latest.

The fact that he's referred to as simply "a 37-year-old man" angers me for some reason. I know anonymity is standard procedure in these cases, but I can't help feeling like it's a slight.