Good Morning my friends,
It's with a very heavy heart that I'm talking to you today. Some of you have already heard, but I wanted to say something as well.
Dayton has, indeed, lost a great man, poet, and more importantly a friend in Doug Collins.
Authorities found him in his apartment Friday from an apparent heart attack and no foul play is suspected from what I've been told.
Every now and again, we have those individuals that walk into our lives, and change us for the better. Be that through his words, his conversation, or his friendship...Doug was that man.
Doug was a person that very seldom thought of himself first (often carrying around half of his apartment with him) but would turn a "so what's new" conversation into hours of laughter and thought.
He was always first up on the mic, not because he always had to catch the bus, but because you should always start with great poetry and his was some of the best around.
I know, personally, that I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a good friend, and this morning...Dayton just seems a little bit emptier.
No memorial service has been set up as of yet because we're all having difficulty locating any family (but we're close!) and I'll let you know as soon as I have the information.
I know that we'll be putting on a benefit show to help with the expenses.