Sub Pop's Andy Kotowicz Passes
October 28, 2010 at 5:05 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of SUB POP RECORDS VP Sales & Marketing ANDY KOTOWICZ who died last weekend after suffering fatal injuries in an auto accident last week.
His co-workers at SUB POP posted on the company website:
"Last THURSDAY evening, OCTOBER 21st, driving his young daughter ANNA home after picking her up from daycare, our co-worker ANDY KOTOWICZ was involved in a terrible car accident that, so incredibly sadly, proved fatal. In what qualifies as nothing short of miraculous and definitively heroic, his daughter was pulled from the remains of the car, while it was on fire, by a local business owner who witnessed the accident. Though this same person tried and was unable to rescue ANDY, I can think of no greater favor to our friend than saving his daughter’s life. And, in some small measure of thanks, we will all be eating as many RIZZO’s French Dip sandwiches as we can hold for a very long time. 'Thank you' seems ridiculously inadequate, but thank you. Thank you.
"ANDY was under care at HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER in a coma until SATURDAY evening when he was taken off life support in the company of his immediate family. He was an organ donor and a recipient for his kidneys was found very soon after his passing. This is a small indication of the kind of guy he was."
In memory, honor and celebration of the life of ANDY KOTOWICZ, there will be a memorial service held at SEATTLE’s Town Hall on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, beginning at 1p. Town Hall is located at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca Street), SEATTLE, WA 98101.