Friend, in the blogosphere and in life, Ashley Morris died suddenly and unexpectedly on April 2, leaving behind his wife and three young children.* The Times-Picayune paid better tribute than I can. I will simply say that Ashley was a good (and very, very funny) man and a devoted advocate for New Orleans. Ashley, you'll be missed.
* Contributions to help his young family can be made at www.rememberashleymorris.com.