His wife, Logan Murray posted this. Journal Entry by Logan Murray — October 17, 2021
Loved ones – it is with a heavy heart that John’s sister Annie and I let you know that John passed away in the wee hours Saturday morning at Duke University Hospital in Durham. I was with him and Annie spoke with him before he passed as she made her way here to NC. It was his wish to take what he called “the gentle path” and we believe that he did.
As hard as this is, we also know that he wanted us to let you know, as soon as we felt able, just how much he loves you all. It was too soon, he was too young, but you know he grabbed ahold of life and strove to stay strong and live every moment to the fullest. He deeply hopes that if he was ever hurtful or caused any of you pain that you would find a path to forgiving him; he has forgiven those he felt unintentionally caused him anguish or anger or pain. He also hopes that we all will grow from this time of his passing, and often counseled me that when ours and others actions were hard to understand “to forgive ourselves the error of our first draft(s)” and remember that we together “are a carnival of human frailty”. We do our best to be loving and kind to each other.
You know John and know that he would like you to remember him at his best, funniest, brightest, strongest, and most inspiring. We will have a time in the future to gather and honor his life. With much love for your steadfast support and love, Annie and Logan
Also for any donations she mentioned this. Loved ones – If you are moved to make a charitable donation in John’s memory at this time, we believe he would deeply appreciate you carrying on in his support of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen.
Sending much love your way in this time of grief and remembrance, Logan and Annie

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