Gene Lee, 1976-2007

By Margaret Lyons in News on Dec 28, 2007 11:23PM


Wicker Park icon Gene Lee (sometimes spelled Jean Le), the hot-pants clad guy who danced his way around the city, died last week. According to a message on his MySpace page, apparently posted by his family, Lee had been struggling with addiction and mental health issues for a while.

In the letter he left for his family he wanted to remembered for his music, his dance, and his expressions of joy, that masked the painful demons that plagued him for the ten years after he dropped out of medical school.

God, first Pigeon Man and now Gene? So sad. [via]

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