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Friday, March 11, 2011

The Passing of Eddie Dane on Thursday, March 10

Eddie Dane at a 2008 Hubba Hubba Revue show.
Photo by Maxwell Wood.
Yesterday, burlesque and variety show producer and emcee Eddie Dane passed away. He was 42.

Eddie, who was partners with Kingfish in the Hubba Hubba Revue for the past 4 1/2 years, was also the producer of Dane's Dames, one of the first neo-burlesque troupes in the county.

Producer, performer and author Michelle Baldwin wrote about her remembrances of meeting Eddie at one of the first Tease-O-Ramas in her blog, Shimmy Shaker.

At last night's Curvicious Cabaret debut, there were a lot of remembrances of and tributes to Eddie Dane. Producer Sparkly Devil closed the show by performing one of Eddie's favorite numbers. She posted the following message yesterday about Eddie's passing in several Yahoo! Groups. It provides information about Eddie's passing.

I know some of you already know, but for those that don't: San Francisco producer and MC Eddie Dane passed away today. He was 42.

Eddie was the founder of Dane's Dames, one of the very first neo-burlesque troupes in the country. Some of you remember him from the very first Teaseorama in New Orleans. He went on to produce San Francisco's Spectacular Spectacular, and Hubba Hubba Revue.

I know this comes as a shock to many. Eddie has struggled with heart problems over the past 4 years, and recently those issues were compounded by kidney failure. Eddie was in the hospital for the past 6 weeks, and today he died very peacefully, surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Eddie was one of the founding members of our community; a hilarious comedian, a fantastic MC, and an all around bad ass guy. He leaves behind many who loved him and were greatly inspired by him. He will be dearly missed by us all.


If there will be any public memorial or tribute shows, I'll post them here. In the meantime, there will be a Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown in Oakland next Monday. The details are in the calendar above and in the weekly round-up of shows.

Eddie will be greatly missed.
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