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Daniel Robert Epstein, 1975-2007

I'm terribly saddened to note the untimely passing of Daniel Robert Epstein, a New York film journalism fixture whose numerous interviews for Suicide Girls and other Web publications were sharp, thought-provoking departures from the mouthbreathing Internet norm. He was 31.

Dan cut an impressive figure both literally and metaphorically, a big guy whose position at the table during NYC junkets was illuminating and reassuring. Listening to his insightful inquiries was high among his colleagues' regular professional privileges. I last saw him during Tribeca, preparing notes for a chat with Diego Luna. I was nervous to follow him; Dan effortlessly put subjects at ease, and he always had the best questions. He was excellent at his job, and he was a warm, funny, considerate friend to many. He will be deeply missed.

Edward Douglas has more about Dan at Coming Soon, including links to other remembrances around the Web. Naturally, the discussion underway at Suicide Girls is a must-read. Dan is survived by his wife Andrea; The Reeler sends its thoughts and condolences to her and the entire Epstein family.

Posted at June 14, 2007 7:52 AM

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