'Force of Habit Records' Owner Dies

By Mathew Luschek
|  Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011  |  Updated 2:11 PM PDT
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'Force of Habit Records' Owner Dies

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Force of Habit Records owner dies.

"Braindead" Dave Devereaux, owner of the odd little record shop on 20th Street in the Mission has died.

Devereaux's record store, Force of Habit Records, specialized in punk rock, vinyl records, and collectibles.

According to SF Weekly, Devereaux was found dead in his apartment on July 5, by paramedics. The autopsies were inconclusive but according to family and friends he had been suffering from gastroesophagael problems for the past year.

He opened the store in 2004. It was open irregularly recently due to his illness.

Devereaux is survived by his parents, Richard and Dawn, his sister Michelle and his 20-year-old son, Jaxon.

Dave Devereaux was 41.

Anyone interested in buying or supporting the future of Force of Habit Records can email saveforceofhabit@gmail.com

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