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As a new and inexperienced writer back in 2016 (and someone who had failed English my first semester of senior in high school), I was extremely lucky when Graybyrd pointed out multiple errors in my first story. If it hadn’t been for him the story would have been poorly received.

I received word from Graybyrd’s wife today that he passed away last weekend.

We never had the chance to meet in person. He lived on the West Coast while I live outside Boston. We shared a few similar experiences in EMS, though his life experiences were much more varied than mine have been. Still, he was able to guide me without taking over authorship of my stories.

Rest well, Graybyrd.