I just received a call from Curtis Rock informing me that Mike Reed, the author of Bunker Mulligan and founder of Corpus Christi Bay News and Texas Bloggers, died at work today. The details are rather sketchy at the moment, but Iâ€™m waiting to hear back about funeral arrangements and such.
I donâ€™t know what to say. Even though Mike and I spoke many times over the phone and email and even collaborated on a local news blog (Corpus Christi Bay News), I never had the opportunity to meet him in person. I can say that he was an honorable, stand-up guy that I would have been honored to play a round of golf with. My prayers go with his family in their time of grief.
To Mike: may God welcome you into His loving arms.
If true, I find it ironic but heartening that the current quote at the top of Bunker’s blog is the following:
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
UPDATE: Alas! It is confirmed. My best wishes to his family and friends.