Honeydogs frontman Adam Levy's son Daniel passes away at 21

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Adam and Daniel Levy
Honeydogs frontman and Minneapolis music scene mainstay Adam Levy lost his son Daniel, 21, over the weekend after a long battle with mental illness.

It's been said that there are no words for a time like this, but words may be what bring us the most comfort.

I did not know Daniel Levy, but I know Adam, his father. I met Adam while attending school at IPR when I stopped in to his office to ask a favor. He mentioned that he needed assistance with a weekly show that he put on at school, DIY 360, and I hastily accepted. Little did I know how it would change my life.

Soon after joining Adam's production team (which was basically just me and him), my father had a stroke and became incapacitated. I distinctly remember being in Adam's office explaining how hard it was to not be able to make things better.

Adam always had the right words to say, and he shared with me the story of Daniel and what it was like for Daniel living with his mental illness. "It's difficult to try and help someone who can't be helped. You feel powerless," Adam empathized.

I did not see Adam as much once I graduated, but we kept in contact over the phone, email, and Facebook. Adam would get so excited when Daniel came to visit from his home in New York, his Facebook statuses simply saying, "Daniel's coming! Daniel's coming!"

And now:

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I have never met someone with as much love for his children as Adam. Daniel was a talented musician and artist, and all of us at City Pages express our heartfelt condolences to Adam as well as the rest of his family and friends.

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Artwork by Daniel Levy
 
If you know someone struggling with mental illness, please let them know that there is help.

Suicide Hotlines


National Alliance for Mental Illness

Donations for Daniel Levy can be sent to:

Four Winds Saratoga
30 Crescent Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Sign the guestbook with your condolences here.


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Daneul
Daneul

I'm deeply sadden I met Mr Adam Levy at IPR 2009 as a student.I did not know his Son Personally, but Im sadden by The News

Daneul X. Hall   Aka    Exodus Tafari

Jacobl
Jacobl

Sorry for your loss...very hard.

Jenj73
Jenj73

I am so sorry for the loss of such a seemingly beautiful and talented young man. My thoughts are with his family and for all of the people in this world who live with mental illness and addiction. For me, it is both. I have been in recovery for 3 years now from alcohol and drug abuse and that was due to having terrible anxiety. My heart goes out to you Daniel. Your spirit will live on in everything you have ever created! 

Angie
Angie

I did not know Daniel and do not know Adam but I know the unbearable pain of losing someone you care about to suicide. I dated a gent years ago (we met through CP personals) who struggled with manic depression and the last time I talked to him I knew I would never see him again. He asked me to have coffee with him and his new wife. I declined. Of course now I wish I had gone. What is so heartbreaking is the fact that no matter how much I thought I could save him, he proved that no one could. I wish the Levy's healing and send all my love.

Maloree Mullins
Maloree Mullins

This is such sad news. I empathise completely having lost two family members to suicide. My prayers and good thoughts go out to the Levy family. I have met Adam a few times and I can only imagine what his son was like since he had such a wonderful father. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;where there is hatred, let me sow love;when there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;and where there is sadness, joy.Grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled as to console;to be understood, as to understand,to be loved as to love;for it is in giving that we receive,it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life. Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

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