Tuesday, September 11, 2007

KANSAS CITY'S GREATEST BLOGGER GREG BECK FOUND DEAD!!!



That's what Chronic is reporting: The wonderful dude behind Death's Door died over the weekend.

This is a devastating shock to the local blogosphere.

I'm almost hoping that it's not true but the details seem pretty sound. Folks are saying he had a heart attack.

R.I.P. to the only blogger I ever desperately sought out to meet.

Here's what might be one of the last links I ever post to his blog.



Death's Door was the boldest blog in KC and part of my inspiration to covert this web presence to a blog.

Damn, this really is a shocker. Maybe I'll find more appropriate words later.

The best way to learn about his writing is to read his blog but those of you who've been around KC's Internet scene for a minute might remember when Beck won "BEST LOCAL BLOG in The Pitch's Best of Issue 2004. That was when I first met him and realized that he was one of the best bloggers and human beings I've ever met via the Internets. I'm kinda glad he's the only blogger who has ever bought me a beer.

R.I.P. Greg.

Damn.

20 Comments:

SmedRock said...

Holy shit. That truly sucks. Shocked is the way I feel at the moment. Has anyone verified this?

Rusty said...

Yes, this is verified.

This is late notice, but friends of Greg's will be getting together tonight at the Record Bar around 7 p.m.

Anonymous said...

Tony, can you take a lesson from Greg? Don't be so fucking bitter. You can laugh without crying.

"The D" said...

His friend and pal Michelle from Well Hell Michelle has a post up on his blog confirming the details.

He will truly be missed but I'm not about to take down my link to him anytime soon, nor delete him from my myspace page.

BlueKC said...

The Blue Bloggers send our respects to the family and friends of Greg Beck.

Dave said...

I spent hundreds of nights at the Lonestar from it's pre-metal days until it moved to SW Blvd., so I remember Greg well. He was always a good guy to talk to.

I read Tony's blog when I can, and fortunately I made it here today. It makes me sad to think that only a small percentage of the people Greg crossed paths with over the years will be able to pay their respects.

Leigh Ann said...
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Leigh Ann said...

OUCH! I just found his blog a few weeks ago, through this site.

Sorry for his loved one's, yours, the internets', and Kansas City's loss.

:(

JustCara said...

I'm shocked. He was awesome.

Heather said...

Wow...I just...wow.

JW said...

He was a generous man and gave us all a wonderful gift.

MichelleD said...

Ugh, wow. I read his blog occasionally but never met him. We booked a trip to the Cresent Hotel in Eureka, AR because of his post. We stayed there and didn't see any ghosts but had an amazing time. I always meant to email him and tell him what a great time we had because of his post. Hopefully, he's still reading...

Nightmare said...

I only had the pleasure of meeting Greg once at the very first blogger meet up, ironically set up by his BFF Michelle, and I am sitting here in my cube crying like a little bitch.

Rest in Peace Brother.

Anonymous said...

That is truely a shame. I had just recently started reading his stuff. It sounds cliche to say it, but at least he led an interesting life. Condolences to his family and loved ones.

Anonymous said...

What a drag. I read this blog and frequently think it is full of shit, but I read his and always laugh. He is one funny, insightful dude. RIP

Parrish Baker said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

Greg was a good man. Too good for some of these blogger and Internet types who seem to treat the guy like a mascot. I can tell that Tony really admired him and that's maybe part of the reason there are no new posts today. God Bless you Greg. You entertained us so much with your words. Your close group of friends just proves what an amazing and intelligent person you must have been.

I wish I would have had an opportunity to meet you. It's not just the local blogging community that will be cheaper without Greg's presence but also Kansas City and in some sense, the world.

Congratulations and God Bless you, your friends, and your family Greg Beck. You led an amazing life and leave so many good memories behind.

Sara said...

Found him one day long ago while I was lurking on your blog - just wanted to say thanks.

frog pajamas said...

Greg will be sadly missed. Having only met him at the first blogger meet up, I will still think of him as the most outspoken and most kickass blogger in all of kansas city. Rest in peace Greg.

pomegranate said...

super sad.