Local business owner, David Aldrin was killed Monday, January 17th in what authorities are calling a freak boating accident. Aldrin, a native New Yorker was just 31 years old and described by those who have survived him as a man of profound generosity and kindness. Aldrin was the proprieter of the Peacock Club in Devils Pocket which will now be closing its doors. “It was not an easy decision to make,” said Piper Delvalle, cousin to the deceased and owner of the local pizzeria, Ray’s, in Black Bottom. “But without his dedication to excellence, drive and energy, I feel it is best at this time if the Peacock dies with David,” Delvalle stated tearfully. Aldrin is survived by an extended family in New York and joins his mother in death.
Remains of the deceased are being flown to New York City where plans are underway for an elaborate funeral. Meanwhile, in Hathian, a “small and intimate” memorial will take place at an undisclosed time and location. Mourners who wish to show their support are urged to contact the deceased’s cousin, Piper Delvalle for details.
The boating accident itself took place in the wee hours of January 17th just off of Hathian harbor where the yacht Aldrin was reportedly spending some leisure time on suddenly exploded. Investigations continue into the cause of this unfortunate accident. Seven crew members aboard the yacht were also killed, none of which were residents of Lousiana.