I am absolutely heartbroken over this. We met when we both worked at Cinemabilia in the late 70's and became fast friends even though I was 10 years older than him. I haven't seen or heard from him in years, and had no idea about his terrible accident. David is on the right in the photo booth photos that we took one summer day in New York City. Horrible.
this is the link to the new york times obit on him.