Clive Good Passes Away
The SSQQ student who collapsed at
Longhorn Tuesday, March 20, 2001 never
regained consciousness. His family
removed life support last Friday, and he
passed away on Thursday, March 29. He
was 68 years old.
was a sweet, gentle man who was much liked
by his friends at the studio. I did not know
him very well since he had the sense not to
take any of my classes, but many people have
told me what a nice man he was. Clive never
had a mean thing to say about anyone and
always walked around with the biggest smile
on his face.
In a way, it
is good that his last conscious moment on
earth was spent with friends as he pursued
his favorite hobby, dancing. I guess it is a
fitting epitaph that he sort of died with
his dance shoes on.
attack was very painful for people to see.
There were a lot of people moved to deep
remorse at the sight of this once energetic,
vibrant man struck down in what seemed to be
the prime of his life by a silent killer
inside his body. It is of course a shame
that the best efforts of medically-trained
fellow dancers at the club combined with the
paramedics could not undo the savage effects
of a major heart attack.
also very careful about his language. While
you and I might call a well-curved backside
a "butt", Mr. Good was indeed Good -
correcting someone's language in a nice way,
he asked to call it a "bum". With this
shyness in mind, I am not sure how Clive
feels about the only picture we have to
remember him by. On our web site we have a
picture of him dressed in his underwear (his
Halloween costume), but I am told he always
had a twinkle in his eye. Clive, wherever
you are, it may be an odd way to remember
you by, but we will always look at your
photo and sense that you were having fun.
Rest in peace.