Friends of Late Graffiti Writer Dan Whedon Crowdfund for His Memorial
Old school graffiti writer Dan Whedon (alias OMNI) passed away earlier this week from an apparent drug overdose. Now, in the wake of this tragedy, friends are donating to help foot the cost of a proper memorial.
A GoFundMe campaign began yesterday with the goal of raising $10,000 to help “give Dan the memorial he deserves.” Within hours, the collection pot ballooned to more than $8,500. And counting…
Our friend Daniel Whedon aka Omni died way too soon. Dan was so many things but he will be remembered as a talented graffiti artist and a true friend to so many people He was full of life and had so much more to accomplish. Let’s get together and celebrate his life; Dan has no family in NYC, we are his family here. Please donate generously to help give Dan the memorial he so deserves.
Whedon was part of the “156 Crew” and bombed trains back in the heyday. More recently, he was involved in painting localized murals.
He had lived at 239 Elizabeth for over two decades, in an apartment once shared with Adam Horovitz (Ad Rock) from the Beastie Boys. The latter apparently moved out in 1990, and the two reportedly lost touch in the intervening years.