Bruce Dane died early in the morning of July 12. He had been hospitalized since June 2 due to injuries sustained in a fall. He leaves behind his daughters, Meera, Kelly, Rachel, Kyria, and Samantha; his brother Doug Pintar; and his separated wife, Michelle.
David Klaus had learned from an earlier conversation with Michelle “that Bruce had been taken off the ventilator and was breathing on his own but both EEG and MRI examination indicated higher function brain death.” Then, this morning:
Michelle called me about today to say she was in a car heading to
as the rest of Bruce’s body had now died, too. Denver
It hurts, Mike. It hurts.
Michelle also told me that the concert is still on, although it will be a memorial concert as well as a benefit.
David Klaus has many memories of Bruce, for one:
Bruce’s ability with computers amazed me. I remember crashing on his couch in Sherman Oaks in the early ’80s and awakening to see him typing away, programming for a client directly in hexadecimal machine code, not in any structured language. After I picked up my jaw from where it had dropped, he said it was easier and faster for him than using a higher language and compiling it later, which caused me to have to pick up my jaw again.
I miss him already, but as we spoke frequently at least I got to tell him how much I loved him before he was gone.