It is with great sadness that I read about the passing of my school-mate David Hogan in your last newsletter. To those of us who knew him well at school he cut a memorable figure – very tall and thin, with a bizarre sense of humour and curious taste in music, and the entire package operating on an intellectual plane none of us could approach or comprehend well.
Michael Canty’s anecdote about myself and David (while admittedly somewhat altered over the years) was illustrative of the awe with which we, his closest peers, held this gentle and humble friend.
While I seldom met David after high school he was often in my thoughts. As I suspect he was for many of David’s friends, now grieving the loss of the only true genius that many of us will ever know.”
Damien Sullivan (1986)