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R.I.P. “DigitalBill” Douthett, Wizards of Technology podcaster

I noticed a comment this morning on a photo I took at Podcast Academy (at the Portlable Media Expo) last year. The photo was of DigitalBill, from the Wizards of Technology podcast. The comment:

Rest in Peace Bill. You were a Star.

That sounded serious. There wasn’t anything on the Wizards of Technology site, where Bill had posted as recently as a couple of weeks ago. A little bit of digging turned up this post at MacMerc, stating that Bill had passed away a couple of days ago, of apparently natural causes.

Crap.

I didn’t know Bill very well, but I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a smart, funny (walked around PME in a kilt, to make a point about getting people’s attention) guy. My condolences to his family and friends… :-(

Update: Here’s one of the (blurry) photos I have of Bill in his utili-kilt:

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  2. Hi Josh,
    I’m Molly, Bill’s sister-in-law. I followed the link from MacMerc to here and I want to thank you for your kind words. Yes, it was sort of a giggle to see Bill in his utili-kilt the first time but after that, it just seemed to be the sort of thing that was just right for him. He was a thoroughly non-judgmental kinda guy and wearing a skirt just cemented that for me!

    We are still trying to get our heads around the fact that he is dead; we’ve spent a lot of time on the phone and online in the past 48 hours and we are very grateful for all the words of sympathy and support we’ve received. Thank you so much for yours — and for the great picture!

    Blessings,
    Molly

  3. Thanks for the comment. I’m very sorry that all of this is happening, and I’m sure that the web community that Bill was a part of will do anything it can to help. All you have to do is ask.

    I’ll find some more of the photos I have and link them up.

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