Thursday, October 14, 2010


The Official Dark Shadows News Updates Yahoo Group
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

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Number 226.    October 6, 2010
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following breaking news in this Online News Update "bulletin."


Joe (1991 DS' David, Daniel) often has said how important and influential his olderr brother Dan is to his life and his personal creative endeavors. SG sadly reports that Dan passed away at age 36 at his Hollywood home early on Oct. 4.
Joe announced his brother's passing on Twitter Tuesday evening, "My super hero brother @burningdan 1974-2010. Celebrate his life here ~ because he's f------ awesome."
The site Joe cites above is part of his collaborative site  His Twitter message is posted there and can be reached by going to:
Information from initial media reports follow.
Dan was a performance artist known as "Burning Dan," a talented fire dancer, perceptive photographer, and creatove spirit. He taught flow arts, which he described as "a combination of performance art and dance and meditation and yoga and sort of self-transformation, to give you a fun way of doing something that's really good for you and helps you be an even smoother, more awesome person than you already were." Dan started a school in Los Angeles to share his passion of flow arts."It's one of the things I love about the flow arts community around the world -- is how giving, generous and sharing everybody is," he said of his profession.
The two brothers shared a close relationship, together conceptualizing the website, an online community of artists and filmmakers, and eventually seeing it evolve into a popular destination for creatives since its creation about 5 years ago.
Joe wrote: "BURNING dAN brightly embodied that bold beastly bliss sometimes referred to as 'the creative spirit.' He was my chief collaborator on the foundational incarnations of over the years and continues to inspire us ever the more. He would absolutely positively insist that we not let this bad news deter us on our collective mission. That said, I might not feel up to it for a little while. Watching this community blossom into what it has become never ceased to amaze him and me. We would regularly marvel at it and high five. Thank you all for that. There he is now pouring heaping hollowed watermelons full of love over each and every one of us..... See you real soon,  thanks again."
Dan...was known for his involvement in the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada, as well as being an active photographer and fire dancer. He founded the Flow Temple, a school and performance group for Flow Arts that was based in Venice, Calif.
As Joseph's older brother, Dan beamed over the actor's success saying, "It's wonderful to be mistaken for him. He taught me to question the relationships other people have with their siblings because he would be my favorite person in the world even if I wasn't lucky enough to know him as my brother. He's just awesome in every way that I pay attention to. I ask myself 'do I love him because he's my brother or is he really that awesome?' He's really, really awesome."
Early reports say Dan "was found unresponsive in his Hollywood home in the early morning hours of Monday, according to the LA County Coroner. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was unknown and an autopsy was pending."

ROY (1991 DS Roger, Trask) is expected to attend the Hollywood Collectors Show 10-9/10 at the Burbank (CA) Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

SG asks fans to please share any media obituaries and tributes to Dan  Fans attending Roy's convention appearance are encouraged to send SG their photos. Each picture captures its own unique pose, mood, and moment; each person has an indieivudal experience. In this way, fans who can not be there can enjoy the occasion with you.
Please include your full name so I can list you as a Contributor in the published SGs. You also may receive a compementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, photos, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for sharing.
Please also send - at any time - any mentions you may find about any of the DS personnel and their projects, the planned new DS film with Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, or other DS-related news and references. Please send all materials to the SG addresses below.
The latest print issue SG newsletter is the HUGE Double SG #117-#118 and the new SG #119 is underway. Future SGs and the SG Online DS News Updates via the SG Yahoo Group will report all the latest official DS-related news.
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