New Times Summer Intern David Dubrow Dies After Connecticut House Fire UPDATED

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Alisa Cherry
David Dubrow, a 21-year-old Miami native who spent this past summer interning at Miami New Times, has died after sustaining injuries from a house fire in Norwalk, Connecticut, last Sunday.

He passed away around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The house fire, which is still being investigated, broke out around 5:30 a.m. August 18. Four men, all in their 20s, were in the house. Two escaped the blaze by jumping through windows (and have since been treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation and released from the hospital), while two others were trapped inside -- one in an upstairs bedroom and one collapsed behind the front door.

Norwalk resident Mike Ness, a former student at the University of Denver, died a few days after the incident.

Dubrow survived a little more than a week with 70 percent of his body covered in third-degree burns. Doctors at Bridgeport Burn Unit treated him for days.

Dubrow worked closely this summer with the sales and marketing staff at Miami New Times.

He was a graduate of Miami Beach Senior High and had just a few semesters left before he would earn a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Denver. His internship earned him credits for school.

It pains me to no end to write his obituary, because he was a dear friend. We had lunch the day he left for his trip to New York and Connecticut. We were celebrating the end of his internship and had made plans to see each other when he returned to Miami before heading back to Denver for the beginning of classes. On one of our last days together, Dubrow asked me to clarify the definition of nostalgia. I explained it meant reminiscing about times past. And now this is what we'll do.

The New Times family sends its sincerest, most heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach this Friday, August 30, at 11 a.m. (4144 Chase Ave., Miami Beach). Please contact me directly if you'd like to attend and need more details. If you cannot attend the funeral at temple, it can be live-streamed. The link is on Temple Beth Sholom's website. Simply click "worship" on the top row of tabs, and the first item from the drop-down box is where you can stream. This should go live about five minutes before the service.

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artistsultani
artistsultani

DAVID!!!! I am Shock and disbelief, I will miss you brother and I will never forget when I met you at first with great personality and a great sense of humor at Florence Italy Fall 2012 at Santa Reparata University of Florence. The memories we had in Italy will be unforgettable. Your Soul will always be alive with us.

       David’s Family I am sorry to hear that this happened to you but he is in a better place now. He was a true classmate and a good friend.

       Rest in Peace David Dubrow

                         Florence Classmate

                                                 Mustafa MD

ermarsh
ermarsh

BOBBY MARSH FROM NEW JERSEY...I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU DAVID...I ONLY HAVE TO CLOSE MY EYES AND SEE YOU RUNNING ON THE PARK GRASS NEXT TO MY CAR CALLING OUT MY NAME.  I WILL LOVE YOU ALWAYS.  NEAL AND CARON  I LOVE YOU FOR GIVING ME A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR DAVID.  MY LOVE AND MOMENTS OF COMFORT TO ALL

michelle.beckman
michelle.beckman

Encapsulated by the vastness of the unforeseen. One must wonder why the purest of heart exit prematurely. The wings of an angel remain symbolic to a soul that has been finally freed. Fly free my friend--enjoy the unforeseen.

funchey1
funchey1 editor

I feel heartbroken. He just shined as a person.

Alexis89
Alexis89

David was my intern and a friend of my family.  His passion was basketball and he was soo excited to have gotten out of work early to take part in the Heat's championship parade. In just 22 short years, he managed to cram a fulfilled life with family & friends that loved him, traveled the world & appreciate the little things. David was an honorable young man who even in the face of tragedy does good.  I take comfort knowing his heart is being transplanted into someone in need.

He will forever be missed & never forgotten.  

murdermysterymiami
murdermysterymiami

This is very sad news. A promising member of our community has passed in a very tragic way. David will be missed greatly.

sarah.abrahams
sarah.abrahams

We absolutely loved him - he was very special to many of us here!!! Saddens me so that thia horrible tragedy has happened 

SeriousC
SeriousC

Will miss you David, you were a great person and I am honored to have met you. My heart goes out to his family and everyone effected by this terrible tragedy. ~Ash

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