Over the past year, I have been so overwhelmed and grateful for the amount of love that has surrounded Dave and me throughout our life and career together. There have been so many beautiful stories shared about Dave—how humble he was, how gracious, how talented…He certainly was all those things.
Four days after Dave and I met we became bandmates, lovers and business partners, and set the tone for what our life would be for the next six years. We never imagined the amount of success we would enjoy in those years, how many incredible friendships would be forged, the experiences we would share, and nothing could have prepared us for the events of this past year. Dave entered the battle with leukemia as only Dave could—determined, steadfast, smiling and always with his mind on our future. His incredible ability to continue writing through his struggle is something I’ll forever aspire to.
On March 25th, we received the devastating news that Dave’s leukemia had relapsed, in a very sudden and extremely aggressive way. He began a rigorous round of chemo the next day, and by that evening the disease and it’s treatment had already wreaked havoc on his kidneys and lungs. During the next week, as our community rallied around me and our families, Dave’s body rapidly shut down and he slipped into a coma.On April 5th, 2014, surrounded by his family and so many friends, Dave peacefully let go.
In the wake of his passing, I find myself continually surrounded by love and support, and motivated by his memory. You- our fans and friends, have become family to me, and as I hold Dave’s spirit close and soldier forward I am comforted by the knowledge that you all are still there—an army behind us.Thank you for all the love you’ve all shown us, and please keep in touch.
You will be hearing from Brown Bird again, very soon.
Love and gratitude,