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RIP Dave Wilson, Detroit News

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MGoBlue, May 2, 2007.

  1. MGoBlue

    MGoBlue Member

    Fellow SportsJournalists.comers,

    For those who knew him, here's a link to Dave Wilson's obit, which ran in the Detroit News on May 2.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    35 years old? That sucks.
  3. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Terrible news. RIP.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No shit... I worked with him in Ann Arbor.
    Damn... RIP bud...
  5. giantjay25

    giantjay25 Member

    How sad. Worked with Dave in Rochester.

    Great at his job, great person. The Detroit News piece sums him up pretty well.

    I can still picture him in his headset, rocking out to Kiss. And, I can still hear his laugh, and remember all his takes on WWE wrestling back in the day.

    The biz lost a good one here.
  6. blueview

    blueview Member

    RIP. I hate to see youngsters pass like that.
  7. vin1284

    vin1284 New Member

    Beyond good guy. Always had a laugh and never a bad word to say about anybody. shocked the daylight outta me. Peace and love to his family and close friends, he was genuinely a good person
  8. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    damn. note to journalists: stop dying. it's sad.

    nothing about whether death was accidental, whether he was sick. it's none of my business but i'm always curious with someone so young.
  9. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    r.i.p. how sad.

    anyone have any further details? had he been ill?
  10. MGoBlue

    MGoBlue Member

    We're all still awaiting word, but we think he may have suffered a heart attack and died in his sleep.

    There were more than a few nights that Dave and I put out the Ann Arbor News sports section back in the mid-90s. I can still hear him cussing out the agate page. And this was post-ATEX.

    It was nice to read that he had become such a wordsmith. He was never really given a shot in Ann Arbor (mostly because it was a full staff), and we were all happy for him when he landed the job in Rochester. He even loved the lake effect snow there. What many people don't know about Dave was that he was an amateur meteorologist.

    I'll miss IMing with him on a weekly basis. This one hits pretty hard.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Too young -- isn't everybody? But 35 really is.

    And, from all reports, a real good guy.

    I'll crank up some KISS and Aerosmith for him tonight. Dream on.
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Just now seeing this ...

    On the way back from the dentist today, Aerosmith's "What It Takes" came on the radio and I pumped it up and I sang loudly, and it was a lovely experience with the sunny blue sky. Been a while since I heard the song, and I felt insynch with it.

    So that's to you, Dave, wherever you are in the great beyond. See ya there soon.
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