The feature includes a quote from Bob's brother Leslie, his only surviving relative, and offers other biographical information, such as that he graduated from Purdue University in 1968. Bob lived in Chicago briefly before settling in the East Village in 1970. Said his longtime friend Jefferson Siegel: "He was the conscience of the East Village."
According to an autopsy cited by the Daily News, Bob died of cardiovascular disease.
In addition to the candlelight vigil tonight at 8 outside Ray's... we received the following information:
There will be a gathering of Bob's friends tonight at 7 at Lucy's at 135 Avenue A near Ninth Street.
A memorial is being planned, possibly for this weekend.