Dan Lucas has died at the age of 31.
He fell off a bus a few days ago and broke some bones in his foot and ankle and this seems to have triggered something far more serious.
God bless you Dan, you were a wonderful, passionate and fiercely intelligent person and it was an honour to talk and argue music with you in the time that I knew you from when you started writing for Louder Than War and then became my first music editor. These impassioned music conversations would continue when we met as well. Great debates. Great music passion.
Back in the days when the website started Dan was the first person from outside the circle of my long suffering friends to become deeply involved with the site and his opinionated and brilliant writing was addictive and compulsive. We were honoured to have him write for us as he started on his journalism career and proud of how well he has done after his early days at LTW. We didn’t agree on lots of things musically (but there was a fierce common ground as well) and that was perfect. Emails would fly backwards and forwards over moot musical points and we loved those intense debates.