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Thoughts and prayers go out to our Northern Colorado brethren who lost one of their own this past week. David Andrew Ramirez (aka "Mexi") suffered a heart attack last Wednesday, February 24, and passed away. Tragically, he was just 28-years-old. A Fort Collins memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. this Saturday, March 6 at Road 34, where Mexi tended bar. Read an obituary penned by Greta Cornett after the jump.
And there's more harrowing news coming out of the scene this week: Received word earlier this afternoon that the scene stalwart Chris Daniels in currently in Houston where, according to drummer Chris Stongle's Facebook update, he'll be spending the next month and a half undergoing treatment for Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML), which he was reportedly diagnosed with recently. No word as to how advanced the cancer is or what his chances are for recovery at this point. Regardless, you'll be in our thoughts, Mr. Daniels. Godspeed.
David Andrew Ramirez
April 20, 1981 - February 24, 2010
It is with great sadness that Fort Collins said an unexpected goodbye to one of the most prominent people in the community. David Andrew Ramirez, affectionately known as "Mexi", suffered a heart attack and passed away at age 28.
Mexi is known to most as part of the Road 34 family. He has been at the bar since it opened in 2006. His smile and love of life made him a favorite among any crowd.
He attended St. Michael's High School in Austin then moved to Fort Collins, where he enrolled at Colorado State University.
Mexi was a huge supporter of live and local music. He went out of his way to make bands feel welcome whenever they played at the Road 34 Bike Bar, often purchasing their CDs and sporting their t-shirts. Anyone who knew him was aware that his very favorite musician was Roger Clyne. On one of his travels to Thailand, he brought back a bottle of Mekong for Clyne as a tribute to a lyric in one of his songs.
An avid biker who was always in search of the next adventure, Mexi lived life to the fullest. His loss is one that has not only been felt throughout our community but has stretched across the world, as his light shone bright.
The Fort Collins Memorial Service will be held as a celebration of Mexi's life at the Road 34 Bike Bar on Saturday March 6th at 1 PM.
The David Andrew Ramirez Memorial Fund has been established in Mexi's honor. Donations may be made at www.road34.com to pay for his necessary expenses.