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Scott Barnes Passing September 9th, 2017

Scott Barnes died Sept. 9 of a heart attack  at the Out at the Park Six Flags Great America event in the Chicago suburbs.

He was 50. He is survived by his former partner, Jay Howard Cook and Brian Loomis, his current companion. Barnes’ memorial service will take place at the Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services 613 Washington St. Michigan City, Indiana, with the viewing on Friday, Sept. 15 in the afternoon and evening, and the funeral on Saturday, Sept. 16. For those who cannot travel to Indiana a memorial service will be held at Barnes’ favorite local bar Elixer sometime next week.   There will also be a showing of his work at The SoFo Tap, 4923 N. Clark St. Details TBA. Read full Obituary  HERE.

September 20th – Memorial for Scott, who passed away this year at Out in the Park…


3 Responses to Scott Barnes Passing September 9th, 2017

  1. Mike says:

    This is so Sad, I heard people asking why the Superman was shut down.I am surprised this was not on news.

    • bestgaychicago says:

      My guess is, perhaps the news did not want to sensationalize it. People have heart attacks every day – and the news does not mention them. To go with a story, “Man has heart attack at Six Flags” – would not be fair to the park. I have just updated the post – there will be a memorial service September 20th, in Andersonville.

    • Javi says:

      Chicago Fox Morning news did mentioned Scott Barnes death. My partner and I asked an employee, why the superman wasn’t working. He did mentioned about the death. I didn’t believe it at the moment. I’m sad to hear this story.

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