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RIP Dan Pires

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Walter_Sobchak, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Man, this job claims a lot of 50-somethings.

    In the last week,

    Tim Russert, 58,
    Rick Murray (Trentonian), 58
    Dan Pires, 52
  3. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    Between veteran journalists dying and newspapers laying off 15+ percent of their newsroom, seems like a bad time to be in the industry. :(
  4. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    I'll say, Jay. Ten years ago, you little turds thought you would get our jobs when we croaked. Well, the joke's on you! (Right after it's on us).

    But I don't mean to make light of the death of Dan Pires, who was exactly my age. Very sorry to hear of his death.
  5. This is such a bummer. I was a Pats beat guy in the mid-to-late 90s starting just before Danny did. He was a sweet guy, always had a handshake and a story for everybody. Just a genuine nice man. He thought the world of his kids and talked of them with much love.
    I lost touch with Danny after leaving my job, having seen him just once since and for a brief moment. I totally regret it. Should serve as a lesson to all of us.
    Godspeed Danny. Much strength to your family.
  6. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I don't know the guy, but it's awful that someone so young died.

    Hope his blood family, extended family and newsroom family can find peace and solace in this difficult time.
  7. CapeCodder

    CapeCodder Member

    Danny was a great reporter and an even better guy. Always took the time to say hello, and had a terrific sense of humor. Proud to call him a colleague. Foxborough won't be the same without him.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Two deaths in 15 months on the Pats beat. Sad stuff.

  9. Marsellus Wallace

    Marsellus Wallace New Member

    There's no way to capture the spirit of Dan Pires through written word. He was a tremendously colorful personality who truly brightened the room every time he was present. There are a few people you genuinely look forward to seeing every single day in Foxborough, and Dan was one of them -- not just his friends or acquaintances, but everyone -- even if it was for 10 seconds to say hi and shake his hand or 10 minutes over pizza to listen to him run through any one of his impromptu comedy routines. It was impossible to leave Dan without a smile on your face and a positive thought in your mind. That's all because of him. I can say with the utmost confidence that everyone who knew Dan enjoyed his company. It's all too unfortunate how many "RIP" threads there have been on this board recently, but I hope this one stands out among the crowd.

    Because Dan Pires always did.
  10. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Marsellus: That's a wonderful tribute. Makes me wish I had had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Pires.

  11. blueview

    blueview Member

    I was shocked to find this out. On a beat that has its share of good people, Dan Pires was definitely one of them. RIP.
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