Sorry to hear about the death of Charles M. Young today. From the Friends of Chuck blog:
Today sometime near noon our friend of a lifetime passed away in his hospice room.
He was fortunate that his brother John and niece Makita were here for the last five days to spend a great deal of time with him. They came to say good bye to him early this morning before their flights to Hawaii and Las Vegas, respectively. Later, his nurse was able to get him to eat a little bit of scrambled egg. By around eleven a.m., he began experiencing respiratory distress, and though he turned away oxygen initially, he was eventually administered an anti-anxiety drug and supplemental oxygen. His breathing became slightly calmer, but by noon, he had left this life.
I’ll post more about Young as I come across remembrances. A few things to see in the meantime:
- A notice about Young at the This Can’t Be Happening! blog
- Rolling Stone have an entire page of pieces by Young
- Steven Ward interviewed Young in these pages back in February 2001