Detroit lost a dear friend and tremendous asset last week. Scores of people in all walks of life — from the neighborhood kids he mentored in inner-city Detroit to friends and fans of his artwork and music from California to Hawaii, from New York to Germany and Japan — will miss him dearly. Matt Blake, a prolific artist, musician, abandoned-home-renovator, die-hard Detroit booster and passionate vegetarian, died from a massive heart attack, due to a congenital condition unknown to him, while he was playing drums with his heavy metal band. He was 43 years old. [Read more...]
Keep on moving
by Rebecca Mazzei
A force who could not be constrained or restrained.
Because he had to
by Hobey Echlin
A loving look back at Blake's laugh-to-keep-from-crying aesthetic.
Portrait of the artist
by Metro Times readers
As viewed by those he touched.
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