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RIP Crystal Reid Austin (Bismarck Tribune)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by steveu, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    God, this is heartbreaking. I didn't see this as a d_b, so I'll link it here. Just got married six days ago.

  2. what a sad, sad story

    rest in peace
  3. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    Was she a poster on here? Hope not but at the same time, sad regardless. Six days in wedlock and they don't appear to know what she died from, if I read it correctly?
  4. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Hey Scribe: No, I don't think she posted on here. She was a business reporter in Bismarck. According to a later story, Crystal had a genetic problem with her vascular system (the autopsy results, anyway)...
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I didn't know her personally, but I'd read her work and I knew people who knew her. Very, very sad.
  6. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Very sad... RIP.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    John Irby, the editor who wrote that, is a good friend of mine. I just sent him a note. Lord, that's awful.
  8. Bears00

    Bears00 Member

    I don't know John Irby, but he did that young lady justice with that article. What a sad story. Sounds like she was one of the good ones.
  9. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    I hate very much to change the subject (and I hope its only briefly) on a threat like this, but is this the same John Irby who taught at Washington State?

    Incredible tragedy. Terribly sad that it came six days after her wedding. It seems each tragedy has its own unique twist that makes it that much harder to fathom or accept.
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Terrible, terrible tragedy. RIP.

    I feel for those kids who just got a new mom (although she was already acting in the role, apparently) and now she's gone. Makes you want to cry even though you don't actually know any of the people involved.
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. That's how I got to know him. He was part of a program that assigned professors to newsrooms for six weeks and he was sent to ours. Not sure how he felt about it but it was a real bonus for us. John and his son were through here this summer and I was able to catch up with him.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    At the risk of speculating, the last line of the obit might give some indication as to her cause of death:

    A quick wiki search reveals that Ehler-Danlos Syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that can manifest itself in everything from double-jointedness to small, fragile blood vessels.

    Anyway, RIP to someone who died way too young.
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