[Updated, 7/5/18. See below] It is with profound sadness that we at Xconomy say goodbye to our longtime friend and editor of Xconomy San Diego, Bruce Bigelow. An outstanding journalist, colleague, and friend, and a fixture of the San Diego innovation scene, Bruce passed away today at age 63 after a brief illness.
We are in shock at this awful turn of events. We are a close-knit team despite being spread out around the country, and just two weeks ago several of us had the rare pleasure of catching up with Bruce in person at an Xconomy event in California. He was his usual charming and professional self. After the event, he had gone on a hiking trip in Utah, but he returned to San Diego last weekend and checked himself into the hospital with difficulty breathing and other symptoms. Things quickly took a turn for the worse and he was placed on life support early this week and never recovered. Doctors at last report were unsure of the root cause, but suspected a virus.
We will be posting a tribute to Bruce in the coming days. Our hearts are with him and his family, his two children, and all who loved him.
[Update: Bruce’s memorial service will be on Friday, July 13, at 5:30pm in San Diego.]
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