I was a friend of Reid's at UCI. I have tried to find him over the years and am so saddened by this news. My very deep condolences to John, Reid's parents, family and friends. Gosh, he was a great one! He turned me on to The Talking Heads and I took him up in a hot air balloon. Good Times. Love, Kathy (MacDonald) Graf
Seeing your story in today's I.J. broke my heart. I knew of Lane's tragic death and have been thinking of you more than you can know. And now I learn of wonderful Reid's death as well. I can't imagine the depth of your pain.Would love to say this in person but fail to find contact info for you. Will get from my cousin, Merle, and hope to see you soon. Meanwhile please know that I am thinking of you and send you my love and all good wishes. Marilyn Levin Nemzer
Reid: I just read this now, that you're not with us. I find this impossible - you were so full of life, so full of spirit. My God, pardon me while I deal with this. I am so, so, aorry - for your partner (whom I've never had the pleasure of meeting), your mother (a big, big hug) and for everyone else because to know you was to love and laugh, the best life one could ask for...
Very saddened to hear of Reid's most untimely death. My heart felt condolences to Jerilyn and his entire family.
Thinking of you John. So sorry. Reid was so young and accomplished so much in his time here on earth. Prayers to his mother and you and all of his family....
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Reid was a very special person who was there for me in my time of need. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.
Reid was an extraordinary human being and friend. His spirit lives on in all of us that he touched in his life and will continue to do so. We lost an angel, but I know he is up there looking down and watching over us. Thank you Reid, for all that you have done. You are missed. xoxo Jenn
There are not words enough to describe the deep sadness of hearing about Reid's passing. Such a loss of a tremendous spirit. I will keep your loved ones and your memory in the light - both now and forever.
Dear Reid, You are painfully missed and will never be forgotten. You brought a lot of love to a lot of people, you are much loved, that will never change. Truth is the world just lost a bit of color. Saudades...
I am in a state of shock reading of Reid's passing. My heartfelt condolences to Jeri.
Dear John: I am so sorry for your lose. Reid was an extraordinary human being. He was kind, funny, generous and fair. Although, I did not get to see you again, I always thought about you guys. I still keep the bottle of the beautiful perfume that Reid gave me. May God give you the strength to keep going and keep Reid's memory alive.
I will never forget you. I'm so sad to hear of your passing. Love, love, love, Billy
Reid. A brilliant light. Shining like the sun yet as gentle as the moon.
I look forward to meeting you later when I too have passed through the veil.
Love and light to you and your family blood related or adopted.
Reid, I can hear Lane's laugh as he greets you with a mighty bear hug. Thank you for your warm and generous soul.
I will forever feel blessed for the friendship we shared. A constant light in my life. Thank you Reid, for your compassion, your humor, your generosity, your understanding. You helped make me a better person. In all of us, forever graced by your kindness, your spirit will live on.
Dear Reid, James and I just met you in Oaxaca just three month ago and only for one week and a half. You shared your life, passion and love with us in that short time. Though you had plenty to do with your own journey you still got involved and passionate about our life challenges and shared your thoughts and ideas. - intense and unexpected we were enriched by knowing we share a moment in space together and it will last forever.....THANK YOU!!!
Reid, I knew you so briefly and you touched my heart indelibly. I am sorry we will not meet again in this life, but I trust that you are part of the love that surrounds us.
May your soul rest in peace and may the many gifts of love and wisdom stay in the hearts and minds of the many people who knew and loved you.
Thank you Reid for all of your humanitarian works and MOST of all, for being my friend's life partner. I never got to know you personally but wanted to thank you for keeping my childhood idol and friend John so very happy and loved. Please watch over John and I have no doubt a love like yours will last till eternity.... Rest in Peace Reid. Andria
Who's gonna co-author that book we were planning to write together detailing the crazy days during the early 1990's when we first met. I know who to dedicate it to now... You will be missed by us all my friend, rest in peace.
Dear Jeri, John and Susan... There are no words to express how truly sorry we are to hear about this... "The Angel Child".. describes the beautiful spirit that I got a glimpse of these past years.. I will never forget our hour long conversation over skype that began with a painting.
I have never met a more courageous man that found justice over Lane's dissapearance. We will be here... With love, Marty & Bud Meade
The nature of this makes it so difficult to comprehend as reality. Reid, I feel blessed to know you. Thank you for your kind heart. The light of your spirit will remain within each of us. I extend extra amounts of love and compassion to John and Reid's entire family and the entire extended family of friends affected.
Knowing you for such a short time should leave me feeling robbed but because of who you were/are I really only feel blessed by you and your friendship. My deepest condolences to John, Jerilyn, Susan and all who loved and adored you. We all have lost someone beautiful again. Love, Clare
Such a dynamic personality to be gone without a goodbye.
I have been touched by Reid for a lifetime.
Dearest Reid. May your memory be for a blessing. rest in peace dear one. what a funny and kind soul. I will miss you. XOX, Chinabear
Hay más tiempo que vida. My thoughts are with you, dear friend. You made such a difference in the lives of myself and my family, Steve, Max, and Genevieve. We remember your incredible energy (endless ability to pick up the children and twirl them around) and joy of creativity, in art, writing, theater, and film. Much love to you and to your family and friends. --Serena