Barry "Frazier Mohawk" Friedman

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1941 - 2012
Barry Friedman, (Frazier Mohawk) 1941 - 2012 Born Barry Friedman in Los Angeles, Calfornia, 1941. Frazier Mohawk passed away on the morning of June 2, 2012 after a lengthy illness. He leaves behind his ex-wife, Essra Mohawk, Walter Sobczak (chief engineer at The Studio at Puck's Farm), and dear friend and partner in Puck's Farm, Mark Parr.

Frazier will be greatly missed by the many lives intertwined with his in and out of the TV production, circus and music industry. Neil Young recalls a period in the book, "Neil and Me," written by his father Scott Young: "Barry Friedman put us in a house on Fountain Street and told us to start working. The whole thing was great, a tremendous relief. We had a place to sleep and could take a shower. We had a house and weren't on the street. Barry gave us a dollar a day each for food. All we had to do was keep practicing. Barry did it all, you know. He basically put it together and kept it together."

It is true that Frazier "put it together and kept it together." He inspired, he created; he enjoyed the ridiculous and the sublime. Frazier leaves a rich legacy; of friends, a barn full of animals, and memories of a person who inhaled and exhaled creativity.

Dear Frazier, what a wild ride you've had. Thank you for taking us with you.

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Published on NYTimes.com from June 4 to June 5, 2012