I’m devastated to learn of the death of Brian Jacoby, the owner of Secret Headquarters, a comics shop in Tallahassee, FL. Jacoby was admitted to the hospital last week with blood clots in both lungs and a leg, and he died suddenly on Thanksgiving night. Jacoby tweeted his health experiences and hospitalization on his Twitter account—painful reading now, but his humor even in illness is evident. The above photo is taken from his Twitter account.
Jacoby is survived by a brother and a 10-year old daughter.
Jacoby was a regular—perhaps even daily—poster here at the Beat, always with a ready opinion on any of the business topics I brought up here. His viewpoints often were the opposite of whatever I was arguing, but he offered his insights graciously and always contributed to the conversation with new information—an all too rare ability in today’s contentious times. I’ll really miss his voice.
A memorial for Jacoby will be held tomorrow:
ANNOUNCEMENT: We will celebrate Brian’s life w/ a memorial service at 6pm, Tues 12/2 @ Culley Meadowwood Funeral Home: 1737 Riggins Rd.
— Secret Headquarters (@SHQtallahassee) November 30, 2014
My sincere condolences to Brian’s friends and family.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.