I'm very sorry to report that Eddie Dane (born Eric Christensen), passed away on Thursday.
Sparkly Devil wrote:
I know some of you already know, but for those that don't: San Francisco producer and MC Eddie Dane passed away today. He was 42.
Eddie was the founder of Dane's Dames, one of the very first neo-burlesque troupes in the country. Some of you remember him from the very first Teaseorama in New Orleans. He went on to produce San Francisco's Spectacular Spectacular, and Hubba Hubba Revue.
I know this comes as a shock to many. Eddie has struggled with heart problems over the past 4 years, and recently those issues were compounded by kidney failure. Eddie was in the hospital for the past 6 weeks, and today he died very peacefully, surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Eddie was one of the founding members of our community; a hilarious comedian, a fantastic MC, and an all around bad ass guy. He leaves behind many who loved him and were greatly inspired by him. He will be dearly missed by us all.
We will be having a memorial party in his honor on April 14th.
SF Burlesque Review and Shimmy Shaker have both posted rememberances.
Miss you, Eddie.
Raising a toast in Utah to the good ol' days at the Hi-Ball ... RIP Eric.
My heart goes out to the entire Hubba family, he will be sorely missed!