RIP Graffiti Writer Dan Whedon (OMNI), Passed Away in Elizabeth Street Apartment
The old school graffiti community is coming together to mourn the loss this week of fallen comrade Dan Whedon.
Whedon, a member of the “156 Crew” whose tag-name was OMNI, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Elizabeth Street apartment on Monday. His exact age is unknown, but thought to be in his late-forties.
The final public message was on Instagram last Friday (February 22).
OMNI bombed trains back in the heyday, painted murals, and even roomed with Adam Horovitz (Ad Rock) of Beastie Boys fame. He was omni: present.
One of his neighbors recently told us that Whedon had lived at 239 Elizabeth for over two decades, in an apartment once shared with Horovitz. The latter apparently moved out in 1990, and the two reportedly lost touch in the intervening years.
Rest in paint.
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I have heard bad news comes in threes. Nyc. And lot more Lost 3 recently Heavyweights from my early days. @omni_nyc @nicogoldtooth_ Dan Whedon Nico Millican ( Vinny Vella not in pic ) along with Marco. (Pictured far right ) who is thankfully Still with us 🙏🏼from uptown to downtown These two were a staple of my life from the late 80s Early 90s. Thou we went on different paths. And alternate routes was always great to see them and catch up. No matter what the circumstances Good bad or ugly Condolences to their families and loved ones May they find the peace they were are looking for !!! rip Nico rip Dan ( rip Vinny who lived a complete life ) #ripomni #ripnico.