My pal Aaron Rosenberg reported today that David Honigsberg died this morning. I hadn’t seen David for years, but I commissioned his first professional RPG work from him many years ago, for the Cybertronic supplement for the Mutant Chronicles RPG. I had the pleasure of meeting him at a convention a few years after that, but our paths didn’t cross often enough.
Still, I kept track of David over the years. He was a man of a stunning variety of talents. Besides being an excellent writer, he was a guitarist and composer, both solo and with the Don’t Quit Your Day Job Players. To top it all off, he was a rabbi too. He handled the honors at Aaron’s wedding and at the naming ceremonies of Aaron’s two kids.
David had a heart attack six months ago and seemed to be recovering from it well, as you can see from his blog post about the subject, dated just six days ago. He was only 48. He leaves behind his loving wife Alexandra and a gaping hole in the world.
Farewell, David. We’ll miss you.