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My stepson, creator of MCTB iconic cover, has died Daniel M. Ingram 8/5/20 7:18 PM
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RE: My stepson, creator of MCTB iconic cover, has died Robbie Downs-Levene 8/30/20 2:23 PM
My stepson, Ian, creator of the now iconic MCTB1/2 covers (and the original cover of the rare real first edition, the local 50-copy print version made long ago), died on Friday, apparently in his sleep, cause unknown.

He had had coronavirus in March and got moderately sick but not hospitalized, then got better, then recently had bad "cold" symptoms, got a fever as early as last Wednesday, but apparently was in pretty good spirits at least a few hours before his death, according to some who texted with him. The coroner thinks he passed peacefully in his sleep. Autopsy results are pending.

I have spent the last few days going through his stuff, and now understand something of the fatigue that people report who have had to do it for their family members and friends. It is a bit like wading through cold syrup.

Hip tip of the week: if you don't have a will, make one. If you don't have a list of what people who come after you should do, whom they should call, where your key passwords are, how you would want your body disposed of, what accounts you hold, etc., make one and put it somewhere safe that those who would take care of things would know where it is. Yes, I know, nobody likes to do this, but someone will thank you, as we will all die, and someone will have to do this for us all.

Not typically one to plug products, but a cool book you can use that I own a copy of and have used as a template for my own work in this regard and recommend you do something like: https://www.amazon.com/Important-Information-Belongings-Business-Affairs/dp/1441317996

It makes it pretty easy as these things go.

Momento Mori, and make good use of the time you have.

Best wishes,

Daniel

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8/5/20 7:43 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
My sincere condolences. 

And thanks for the tip. 

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8/5/20 8:10 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Condolences. May you find closure, and thank you for the reminder about preparations.

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8/5/20 8:30 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
I'm sorry for your loss, Daniel 

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8/5/20 8:17 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
So sorry for your loss Daniel.
I hope you find answer to your questions about what was the cause.

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8/5/20 9:41 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
I'm so sorry for your loss.  Wishing you & your family love & healing at this time.

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8/5/20 11:51 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Sorry to hear that Daniel. Must be devastating for you and your wife and everyone else that loved him. 

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8/5/20 11:57 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
I'm so sorry to hear this, Daniel. I've been benefiting so much from your talk with Richard, whose passing while tragic at least seemed to be expected. Warmest thoughts to you and your family. xoj

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8/6/20 3:12 AM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Sorry for your loss, Daniel, and thank you for the advice.

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8/6/20 4:07 AM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Sorry for your loss Daniel. Wishing you, your wife, and family strength during this time.

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8/6/20 7:33 AM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Very sorry to hear that.

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8/6/20 7:33 AM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your stepson, Daniel.

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8/6/20 8:10 AM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Sorry to hear about Ian, best wishes to your family.

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8/6/20 8:53 AM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
I'm so sorry. 

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8/6/20 11:29 AM as a reply to Ben V..
I am sorry for your loss.

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8/6/20 1:37 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Daniel, so very sorry to hear about your stepson. Condolences to your family in this sad moment.

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8/6/20 4:06 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
I am so sorry, on behalf of you and your wife. 

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8/6/20 4:27 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
My condolences, Daniel. I'll echo what you say about having some sort of will in place... do it now friends. Also send positive thoughts for his estate not being the tangled mess my late fathers was.

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8/6/20 7:39 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Most sincere condolences to you and your family. 

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8/6/20 11:58 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Condolences. Good advice with the will.

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8/7/20 7:25 AM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Condolences.  My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family.


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8/7/20 8:17 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.  My most sincere condolences. 

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8/7/20 8:44 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Sorry to hear of your loss.

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8/30/20 2:23 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Best wishes Daniel and for your family too.

Good point about the will, to our responsibility here and beyond!