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Recently married gay man dies after trying to escape NYC high-rise fire

Monday, January 6, 2014
Daniel McClung (left)  and Michael Todd Cohen.

Daniel McClung (left) and Michael Todd Cohen.

NEW YORK — A New York man died and his newlywed husband was critically injured after trying to escape a fire that erupted in their high-rise Manhattan apartment building Sunday morning.

Daniel McClung, 27, and Michael Todd Cohen, 32, were found in a stairwell near the 31st floor of the 42-story condominium building, suffering from smoke inhalation and burns after the three-alarm fire erupted more than 10 stories below.

McClung was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died, reported WNBC-TV. Cohen was in serious but stable condition on Sunday night.

Neighbors said the couple married last July.

McClung was a playwright and fiction writer who worked for the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, according to his online profile.

WNBC-TV has more on the fire:

More than 200 firefighters responded to put out the blaze, and it took nearly two hours to get it under control.

New York Fire Department officials said Monday a faulty extension cord caused the fire.

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  1. I feel so bad for him :(. My condolences to his husband their respective ohanas. :( *hugs* :’(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:49pm
  2. Really why is this news? Just because he is gay?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:49pm
  3. i think its news because he just got married

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:51pm
  4. Because he was a person. FYI reality show celebrities are not the only ones who deserve to be acknowledged.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:54pm
  5. WOULD you say that if it was your fam member? Ok I THOUGHT so

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:55pm
  6. So, the tragedy is a man lost his life. The fact that he was a newlywed is a foot note.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:55pm
  7. It's news because gay marriages are a new thing now fucktard. Your comment is like if you died and someone stating, "So, who give a shit".

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:55pm
  8. I´m bisexual... but yeah, I agree. It´s kinda funny (not mocking the tragic event, mind you) that this got to news... now seriously. Thats very sad... poor man

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:57pm
  9. It's news because someone died, they were newly weds and happen to be the same gender, not to mention it's a gay news site you daft cunt.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:57pm
  10. You are an insensitive prick. I'm sure you wouldn't be so callous if it was your loved one, but then again I'd be surprised if someone as fucking nasty as you has any loved ones.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:08pm
  11. so sorry for your loss of your husband.god bless

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:16pm
  12. this is a page for LGBT news and lgbt people. Any news regarding lgbt people is relevant to this page. what is your problem

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:25pm
  13. what a complete ass, ever hear of this human trait called.. "EMPATHY" ??? IDIOT!!!

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:31pm
  14. It appears this William is just a pathetic little troll. Just a hastily opened account with nothing of substance in it. Isn't it sad how these haters even slash at tragedy? Sad to think he's getting praise from someone for doing this.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:35pm
  15. I have to agree with William, sorry folks... what if the headline read, "Recently married straight man dies after trying to escape fire." That sounds ridiculous to me too. There won't be any LGBT equality until we stop using the term "gay" when describing people who are LGBT in the news. He's a person just like you or me. Would you say "Recently married white man"? You wouldn't.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:50pm
  16. His being 'gay' was a curious background to the story, but the reason he stands out is not 'gay' but the sole victim to have lost his life.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:07pm
  17. William you're being an asshole! A newlywed just lost his husband!

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:09pm
  18. This is on an LGBTQ page! - May he find comfort and love at such a difficult time. The loss of one's Beloved is excruciating. Thoughts & Prayers to him and his Family & Friends.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:12pm
  19. William is it,The man was just married for god sake. And lost his life.My prayers go to the familys.Im so sorry for your loss.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:07pm
  20. Don't bother wasting your time with him. William is nothing but a sad troll looking for attention. My heart goes out to that man and his family, especially to his wedded partner he just lost.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:32pm
  21. Dude Karma Sucks, good luck with that comment

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:56pm
  22. I think it is newsworthy and may provide plenty to reflect on. Here's a young gay couple, just married, and a fire changed all that. In seconds. Life, my dear friend, is a fleeting thing. Be grateful for it.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:36pm
  23. William Livingood, no, it is however, news because it was a tragic event in the lives of two newlyweds, you self-righteous prick.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:54pm
  24. Omg rip

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:50pm
  25. Thank goodness they were legally married. Sad

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:50pm
  26. So sad.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:50pm
  27. Edit/proof much?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:50pm
  28. Very sad, I just am not sure why it is relevant to specify that he is gay? But still very sad none the less.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:51pm
  29. They (the news) reported that they were NEWLYWEDS. They just happen to be a same-sex couple. They did not go out of their way to "specify that he is gay". They reported as they should. There was a fire, someone died, a newlywed. Tragic, yes. Extra steps to note someone was gay, no.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:11pm
  30. .....because they are newlyweds. It is what most people would call a tragedy. The featured story would be the same, even if it had been straight newlyweds.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:43pm
  31. That's what I wanted to note, that the fact that he was gay has nothing to do with it.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:44pm
  32. So sad….any loss of life should be news because every life is important

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:51pm
  33. omg! that’s horrible! sooo sad :( may he rest in peace and his husband find solace! :)

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:51pm
  34. so sad…but they did not need to put they were gay..I agreed with you..

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:51pm
  35. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww R.I.P

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:51pm
  36. If you have to ask why….

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:52pm
  37. So tragic….:(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:52pm
  38. *hugs*

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:52pm
  39. So Sad!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:52pm
  40. Thank goodness they were married. We don’t need anymore Bridegroom Movie type stories. My condolences to the people and families involved.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:52pm
  41. This is very sad to hear.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:52pm
  42. Thats horrible and yes and thank god they were legally married . My heart goes out them and there familys

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:53pm
  43. Sad. For no reason at all! A man died. Talented! Sad. :/

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:53pm
  44. oh rip :(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:53pm
  45. It is sad when anyone, including animals who die in fires so show some respect. If you saw the news last night, you would have seen they lived in a high rise apartment. Fire fighters had trouble fighting the blaze due to that matter. These men thought they were safe staying in their apartment. I don’t think this is a gay or straight topic, but a heartbreaking story for anyone in this tragic situation. Our condolences to his family

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:53pm
  46. Heartbreaking

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:54pm
  47. Has every one forgotten that marriage is the biggest deal within the LGBT community? It probably would have been in the news if he wasn’t. This is posted by a LBGT support page….duh.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:54pm
  48. What a tragedy ….. very sad news !!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:54pm
  49. :(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:54pm
  50. That’s so sad :(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:54pm
  51. RIP

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:54pm
  52. :( how sad!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:55pm
  53. R.I.P so sad.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:55pm
  54. … so sad …

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:55pm
  55. Rip

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:55pm
  56. They shared this article of a gay targeted website they did become famous for being gay assholes.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:56pm
  57. Please…there are plenty of truly meaningless topics that make the news…. like sports…. and celebrity junk. But No. The LGBTQ struggle to be together and have their unions finally recognized….. only for this couple’s to end so abruptly is tragic. Tragic meaning the loss of life, regardless of orientation. The tragedy is what makes this news. As far as it being in the headline…. First: Headlines are meant to attract readers. If it’s not a topic you care for…don’t read it. Secondly, the reason orientation for heterosexual couples is not news worthy is they have never STRUGGLED to have their unions recognized. Plain and simple.
    Most importantly, my condolences to his husband, family and friends.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:56pm
  58. Well said, and so true.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:19pm
  59. May he find comfort and love at such a difficult time. The loss of one's Beloved is excruciating. Thoughts & Prayers to him and his Family & Friends.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:05pm
  60. Damn. R.I.P.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:56pm
  61. Rest in peace.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:56pm
  62. Not like.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:56pm
  63. Didnt*

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:56pm
  64. Helloooo dummies. It’s a LGBT support page…….damn lol

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:56pm
  65. omg horrible. rip

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:56pm
  66. It is so sad :(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:56pm
  67. R.I.P :(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:57pm
  68. Sorglit – sad

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:57pm
  69. They added the “Gay” part so Pat Robertson and other mentally ill bigots can have a field day with this sad story…..

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:57pm
  70. I’m sorry to hear may god bless u and your family..

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:57pm
  71. RIP

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:58pm
  72. SO SAD

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:58pm
  73. Why is his sexual orientation in the headlines? Would we say recently married heterosexual man? or black man? or short man? or fat man? No. How about just a man.I can understand mentioning that they were recently married in the article but this is just another ridiculous example of our society’s obsession with labeling people.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:58pm
  74. probably because it's a gay oriented website, you stupid bitch. go troll elsewhere.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:11pm
  75. Randy Petersen...she is the farthest thing from a "stupid bitch". Just because she is commenting on the sexual orientation of the man doesn't mean that she had overlooked the actual story being told. Yes, it is a gay oriented website but they of all people should know what labeling things such as this does. Her point is that we simply need to move past the "gay, straight, black, white, mexican, etc." labels we have created in society and just be people. Why is that so hard for some people to understand? Now you can go troll elsewhere.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:10pm
  76. Sincere condolences. What a tragedy.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:58pm
  77. A person died and his husband is left to grieve, and all most of you can say is why is this news. :/

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:59pm
  78. Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:59pm
  79. so very sad. My heart goes out to his husband & all family members. R.I.P Daniel

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:59pm
  80. Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:59pm
  81. So sad

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:59pm
  82. As a recently married gay man this story breaks my heart. ..

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
  83. so sad to hear this… :( Rest In Peace…

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
  84. So sad

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:01pm
  85. Ugh, this was in my friend’s building. So scary, SO sad.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:01pm
  86. Nice ableist insult there.

    It’s sad yes. It’s terrible when anyone dies suddenly like this whether they’ve gotten married or not. Marriage doesn’t make a person more legitimately mourn-able or make a loss more tragic.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:02pm
  87. This is so heartbreaking. My deepest condolences to them both.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:03pm
  88. I agree danni all life is important,this is why i dont agree with abortion,life is so preciouse,appreciate every second you have,and try to enrich the lives of others while you still have blood pumping through your veins.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:04pm
  89. Thats an entirely different topic.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:12pm
  90. it brings up many other topics trust me.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:24pm
  91. Rip

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:04pm
  92. Heartbreaking.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:05pm
  93. Lorraine…..being fat or short or even black is not an orientation. ;-)

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:05pm
  94. So sad..R.I.P.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:05pm
  95. thats terrible…

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:06pm
  96. :(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:07pm
  97. So happy he got to marry!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:10pm
  98. Sad

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:10pm
  99. That is so sad and my heart goes out to them and their families

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:10pm
  100. Jesus people. Change your tampons please! It’s a terrible situation don’t get me wrong but who cares if they are gay, straight, black, white, Muslim or whatever else.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:11pm
  101. :’(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:11pm
  102. I FEEL SO BAD FOR YOU I DO UNDER STAND HOW YOU FEEL IT HURTS LIKE HELL AND I KNOW YOU WILL MISS HIM BUT JUST REMEMBER HE IS STILL WITH YOU IN YOUR HEART &SOUL IT DOES GET EASIER AS TIME GOES BY !! IM HERE IF YOU NEED A SHOULDER & NEED TO TALK !!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:12pm
  103. What I don’t understand is why is anyone saying that it’s not recognized that its a lost life and a tragedy? No shit!! It was explained why it included the fact he.was a recently wedded gay man….some of you are a little thick.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:12pm
  104. Beyond sad news. I cant imagine the day my husband isnt by my side. My heart goes out to his husband and family :-(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:13pm
  105. Awful :(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:14pm
  106. Thats so sad.. it really is.sorry for them

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:15pm
  107. RIP so sad

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:18pm
  108. I saw this on the news; it is so horrible. And so sad.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:18pm
  109. Tragic.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:18pm
  110. May God be with them. And I pray their families find peace and healing. So very sad.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:20pm
  111. heard that! so hurt!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:21pm
  112. Sorry to hear… :(…RIP

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:22pm
  113. That sucks, when people are doing the best, something always happens.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:22pm
  114. condolences to his husband.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:22pm
  115. So sad :(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:23pm
  116. Just horrible. May he rest in peace.
    My heart goes out to them and their families.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:24pm
  117. May your Husband Rest in Peace and may you find the strength and support to continue on after such a tragic loss.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:25pm
  118. So SAD that people would even have to comment on this. A life lost is a loss, period!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:30pm
  119. Awwwe, so sad! So sorry to hear this bad news.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:31pm
  120. Why doesn’t the news just say, newlywed. Who cares if he is gay. I’m so sick of the labels!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:35pm
  121. Very sorry to hear may he rest in peace

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:36pm
  122. How very tragic… This is a reminder of how we should cherish those we love because we never know when they, or possibly even ourselves, might be taken away.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:36pm
  123. RIP :(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:38pm
  124. Alright let’s pump the brakes here. First off I am in a very awesome relationship. Second I feel horrible that the guy lost his husband. Third hell yea I would be upset if this happened to my partner. I just don’t see why they had to specify he was GAY!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:39pm
  125. Does it make the tragedy that much tragic?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:40pm
  126. Very sorry for your loss

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:41pm
  127. Very sad

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:41pm
  128. * Starts wailing and whispers* fuck whoever did this shit

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:42pm
  129. Sad RIP

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:43pm
  130. Prayers to all effected by this horrible disaster. The Lord will take good care of him!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:44pm
  131. Awwww :-(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:45pm
  132. Equality means this should have been posted as a “man” not gay man. His sexuality has nothing to do with this. Smh

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:47pm
  133. Again for all the slow ones…..its a LGBT SUPPORT PAGE. Dumb as fuck some of you

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:47pm
  134. Will somebody please tell me what his sexual orientation has to do with the fire or him dying

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:55pm
  135. Sad!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:06pm
  136. May he find comfort and love at such a difficult time. The loss of one’s Beloved is excruciating. Thoughts & Prayers to him and his Family & Friends. <3

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:06pm
  137. My heart goes out to his husband and family, so sad

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:07pm
  138. Sad. So very sad. How can anybody “like” this?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:08pm
  139. :( RIP

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:11pm
  140. Praying for your comfort & peace… so sorry . so sad:(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:11pm
  141. That’s sad my condolences :-(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:14pm
  142. God, that’s fucking horrible…

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:18pm
  143. sigh…

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:18pm
  144. Prayers!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:25pm
  145. oh so sad

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:31pm
  146. How horrific :( his poor husband! If I lost my wife this way I don’t think I could live.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:33pm
  147. Am heartbroken to hear of the loss.. condolences to family.. right now this is all that matters #respect

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:38pm
  148. How typical! Someone died, and yea it doesn’t matter (to some people) that they were gay. Do any if you complaining about “why did they have to mention that they were gay” realize how inhumanely gay folk have been treated? First, someone died tragically and we should mourn him, second this is an LGBTQI page that points out and discusses issues and topics that affect our community and try to bring appropriate focus to us. You must appreciate that LGBTQI people will be in the news as a focus because they really didn’t exist before that last few years and weren’t worth treating like actual people until very recently. My deepest condolences first to his husband and then to his family.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:43pm
  149. RIP <3

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:43pm
  150. So sad ;-(

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:47pm
  151. Very sad..thoughts and prayers for his husband and family

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:51pm
  152. Terrible !

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:51pm
  153. Why would anyone “like” this? People are horrible!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:54pm
  154. Praying for both of their families…I’m so sorry

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:55pm
  155. Oh that is terrible may he rest in peace <3

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:55pm
  156. Why is this news? Because he is gay?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:00pm
  157. What about all the other deaths in that fire?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:00pm
  158. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING GAY! IT IS THE LOSS, THE OTHER SPOUCE HAS TO GRIEVE, LOSS IS BAD FOR ANYONE, STRAIGHT OR GAY. MY PARTNER AND I GRIEVE WITH THE LOSS OF ANYONE. EMILYMARIE & RANDI LEE

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:01pm
  159. Omg ,I saw this on the News how aweful this is,so sad .God bless you both..Amen

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:03pm
  160. That’s so sad…my condolences and a speedy recovery.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:09pm
  161. Geeze Carla VandenHeuvel, it’s a LGBTQ post what else did you think it would be about?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:12pm
  162. Prayers out to the family members and their friends.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:26pm
  163. May God have them meet together in Heaven with the joys they found on Earth…God Bless you two…:)

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:27pm
  164. So sad, thank god they had some time togeather as newly weds, wish it could have been more.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:28pm
  165. Faulty extension cord, mmmmmm interesting. – _-

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:37pm
  166. Sadness.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:53pm
  167. William LIVINGOOD, maybe you’re really not LIVINGOOD enough, and they were before this HIDEOUS BRUTAL ACT took place you goddamn fucking asshole.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:54pm
  168. Life is short, value every day as its your last…

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:56pm
  169. So sorry for your loss. At least you have the legal protection of marriage to settle your husband’s estate.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:00pm
  170. RIP Daniel McClung any loss of life is cause for news

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:00pm
  171. Watch out we got a keyboard cowboy on our hands. What is this “hideous brutal act” you speak of? It was an electrical fire not a murder or attack of some sort.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:03pm
  172. Great name btw! You’re parents must really love you…

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:03pm
  173. So sorry … It’s sad..

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:18pm
  174. So sorry for the families and the husband I send my condolences for both families.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:24pm
  175. RIP.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:34pm
  176. So sorry. Fires are dangerous situations to be in especially in a high rise.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:46pm
  177. :c

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:55pm
  178. My condolences to his husband

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:03am
  179. Very sad. The loss of any life is news. William Livingood, you are an asshole!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:03am
  180. God, how sad. Reminds me of Nate Burkus’ partner in the tsunami years ago…just heartbreaking.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:06am
  181. Prayers being sent for the families, deepest condolences

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:31am
  182. Why does it matter if he was gay. It’s sad overall

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:41am
  183. Rip.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:41am
  184. sad.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:49am
  185. very sad that anyone lost their life in that. R.I.P.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:51am
  186. Rest in peace. :(

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:55am
  187. tragic – so sorry

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:57am
  188. So sad. Even though running is your 1st instinct

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:57am
  189. Oh my god wow really!? That’s horrible!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:01am
  190. :,-(

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:28am
  191. Rest in Peace, Mr. McClung. Mr. Cohen, my wife and I send our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband. Get well soon, sir.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:32am
  192. My condolences to the surviving husband. I was, however, pleasantly surprised when the local news channel actually referred to the couple as husband and husband… And William, it could be news because fires in high rises that get that dangerous have largely become a thing of the past with stringent new building codes and sprinkler systems…

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:38am
  193. sad indeed, may he transcend and rest in peace..

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:39am
  194. So sorry my heart is with you and im praying for xx

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:45am
  195. THEY LOOK SO CUTE TOGETHER!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:47am
  196. so sad….

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:49am
  197. my heart goes out to his partner.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:50am
  198. Tragic

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:03am
  199. RIP such a tragedy!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:05am