[rizzn’s note: the following is quoted from deadmilkmen.com]
This morning Dave Blood is no longer with us.
David is my brother. Since the breakup of the band David has never really found his niche in life.
My brother was a smart clever and talented person. Inner peace has seemed to elude him for the last many years.
Sometime last night David chose to end his life.
He left a note that I don’t know all of what it said,he was not elaborate-but he said he just could not stand to go on any longer.
Our mother passed away at the end of January and maybe David just had had enough.
There will be a memorial service in a few weeks. I will try to remember to come to this board and post it.It will be in the Delaware County area.
Please pray for the respose of my bother’s soul; that he now has the peace that seemed to elude him most of his life.
I want to say that one of the shiniest parts of David’s life was being a Dead Milkman and having that claim to fame.And the fans who appreciated the talent and time that went into making the band rise above the ordinary-thank you all for making my brother feel and know that he was indeed somebody.
David did leave specific instructions that donations and any forthcoming royalties be directed to a charity he chose.There is some legal legwork to gettting this set up and it will take a bit of time to get this accomplished.
The information about this will get posted when it is ready and available.
I will make sure that Dean gets that information and maybe he can do a sticky on it.
David also designated 4 certain people to plan his memorial service and they are doing that as we speak. I live in Texas and so this is being taken care of by the ones he chose-my younger brothers,and two longtime friends of his. The time and place will be announced on here-I am sure Dean will do the honors of posting it-I will make sure all the information gets to you all.
Thank you for the great outpouring of love.
Thank you for sharing some truly beautiful stories about my brother.
I want to believe that David can see and feel it all from where he is.