I’m a few days late on this, but my good friend Jim Kitchen called me tonight about it. Dave Sutherland, one of the first artists hired at TSR, passed away on June 6, just over a week ago. You can read a solid obituary on GamingReport.com. I never met Dave, but I knew his work. Anyone who picked up the original D&D books did.
Jim also adds that Dave’s funeral will be held in the Twin Cities on June 22nd at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, near the Twin Cities International airport. Plans are currently a visitation with the family at 9 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. A military burial is planned for 11:30 at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Sadly, I can’t make it, but if you’re in the area, consider paying your respects.