I was at Open Coffee this morning and someone told me that Keith Grinstein died. Here's the article confirming the fact . I didn't know Keith well -- but he was a real character in the venture capital / angel investing scene in Seattle. He always seemed like a gregarious, outgoing, good guy -- he was known as a little wild and crazy but I liked that about him. It's weird when peers start dieing unexpectedly -- he was only 48! Makes me feel mortal.