Dean Williams died in July of this year. He was 45 years old. His family and friends are hosting a celebration of life for him today. I wanted to acknowledge him here.
After I joined Chill, I got to know him as a person online. I found him hilarious and insightful, with great taste in music.Dean traveled to San Francisco frequently to see his friends and the odd bit of business. I was lucky to get to hang out with him in person several times.
Dean's song "(Kurtis It's) Christmas" has been a holiday favorite ever since I heard it. This year, if I can bring myself to play it, I suspect it will be a little less joyous.
Thank you for your wit, heart, and creativity, Dean. The world was better with you in it.