Swine Flu Claims the Life of Popular Castro Bar Owner

The owner of a popular bar in San Francisco's Castro district lost his life to the Swine Flu.

Doug Murphy, co-owner of Moby Dick and Blackbird, died last Friday from complications from the H1N1 virus, according to SFist.

"Hello my dearest friends, it is with a heavy heart that I share with you that our dear friend and business partner, Doug Murphy has passed away," business partner Shawn Vergara posted on Blackbird's Facebook page. "Come by, have a shot of Jager and a Bud Light to Doug. We miss him dearly."

The 41-year-old had not been traveling overseas. He was in Palm Springs when he was infected with the virus, according to SFist.

Information about a memorial service is still pending.

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