MacIntyre Postitively IDed

F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre’s brother has announced that the remains found after the fire in MacIntyre’s Brooklyn apartment on June 25 have been positively identified through DNA testing. He has expressed the thanks of his family to those in the sf community who cared about MacIntyre and has declined to provide information about himself or his family out of desire to remain private.

  1. G. M. Kelly — May 25, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    I only knew Fergus in passing when he e-mailed me to thank me for the kind review of his book on my web site. We exchanged a few e-mails and while I knew nothing about him, he seemed to me to be a very nice, sweet fellow. Time passed. My life became very busy. And somehow I missed all the news that must have been about his death. It wasn’t until early this morning, approximately 3 years later, that I heard of his death, leading me on an Internet search for further information. I’ve weathered the death of long time friends and relatives, but for some reason the news of Fergus’ death hit me like a ton of bricks. I hardly knew the man but I find that I miss him tremendously.

    Now one thing puzzles me. So little is known about him. He was a man of mystery. No one even knows what his given name was. And so I ask: Not even his brother? Supposedly Fergus’ remains were finally identified by a brother who eventually showed up. Wouldn’t this supposed brother have a surname in common with Fergus and know his given name? Could we not learn more of Fergus from this brother, to know better the man so many people fondly remember and greatly miss?