Melbourne comedy veteran David Grant died on Sunday, January 24th, due to pancreatic cancer. He was well known in the comedy business for his generosity with time and advice for up and coming performers and his willingness to lend his talents to charity events (and riffle through his contacts book on their behalf as well).
Social networks Twitter and Facebook were full of tributes from fellow comedians as the news went around. A memorial service on January 28th was packed with friends, family and comedy peers.
The comedy community, who had rallied around with “Team Dave” fundraisers since his diagnosis last year, are in mourning and still dedicated to supporting his family. Donations can be made to help cushion the financial blow for Dave’s partner Karen and his children here: