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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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Feb. 16th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
Hi Fenriss, this is Andras.

I am completely heartbroken. I just heard myself. I googled his name and you came up. Email me. abalazsy@gmail.com
Feb. 16th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
This is Sascha...I just heard myself. I am saddened myself. We'll figure something out for him. mrsascha2u@yahoo.com. or you can find me through Steve
Feb. 16th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
I am speechless...
Dirk was always fun to be around. Many a night out clubbing, and weekends at Cons were livened by his presence. He flattered me enormously when he told me many years ago he took his inspiration for how he danced from me... Thanks again Dirk for flattering me so greatly. I means a lot.

He did live life pretty hard, and it could never be said that he didn't truly live. May he carry his infinite joi de vivre on to his next life...

Feb. 16th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
I m so heartbroken from this news can someone let me know when services are or if you need anything in organizing services
Aarti and Ben
Feb. 16th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
I was very slow to understand this when James told me this morning, because it's impossible to take in. I will also miss him.
Feb. 16th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
I met Dirk for the first time over a decade ago at Traxx in DC, through one of my closest friends in the whole world, Dan Prevo. I never got to know Dirk on a deeply personal level, but we were friendly acquaintances who always moved in the same circles. I always saw him as an icon of sorts, a paragon of a certain fearless way of being that I admired. What a horrible tragedy to know that he is gone. I wish peace and love to all those who now mourn him.

~Jessie Plude
Feb. 16th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
How very sad -- and what an excellent description of Dirk.
Feb. 16th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Got the news on the train this morning. My heart goes out to his family, both traditional and non-traditional.
Feb. 16th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure it was natural per what someone wrote (in reply to I think something Skot wrote) on his wall. if what I read was true then I only wish he'd died of natural causes :(

Can't find anything online but, like someone else said, your entry came up when I googled.
Feb. 16th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
It was not natural. He was shot in a domestic dispute at his house. :(
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Feb. 16th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
I'm just shellshocked and terribly saddened by the news.

I will miss you, you old bastard.
Feb. 16th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
Sad news, but grateful you posted.

I'll miss him, as he was a man happily willing to share the good stuff and lend a laugh. Hail and fairwell. -- Todd
Feb. 16th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
Dirk was pronounced dead between 10-11pm last evening due to a sustained gunshot wound to the head, he was killed instantly. Cara is in police custody. To attend his funeral or recieve information, email Skot Braunfeld - Ripl and put in "Dirk's Clan" in the message. Also, Stephen Balazs was his roomie.
Feb. 16th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
Honey, do you have Skots email address? I do not. You can PM me over LJ if you're not ok posting it in the thread.
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Feb. 16th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
He was stolen from us and life
Feb. 16th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
This is sooo sad. Im still shaking. If anyone knows anything about funeral arrangements, the wake this weekend, or need help with anything at all please let me know...mjones617@yahoo.com. 240-351-7193
Feb. 16th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
I am in shock. I am...I know people will make fun of me for being devastated about this, but he was my roommate for six months and we became very close, and even after he moved out, even if we hadn't seen each other for a year, we could just sit down and it was like no time had passed. He was a caring, loving person. He deserved better than this.

I have to keep thinking about this on the edges, because when I let myself touch the fact that there's a world without Dirk in it, I start crying again.
Feb. 16th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
*sending love*
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