James Grohl, father of musician Dave Grohl, died early today.
Joseph O'Grady, who spearheaded the David Grohl Alley project in downtown Warren, said he received a text from Grohl's brother, Tom, that Grohl died about 5 a.m. He had been sick, and his son was seen in the area in June, reportedly to visit his ailing father.
"He embraced Warren and appreciated everything so much," O'Grady said. "The whole family was so kind and wonderful, not only to me, but the whole community."
James Grohl, who lived in Howland, was a frequent visitor to events in the alley dedicated in 2009 to his son, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year as a member of Nirvana and now leads the multi-Grammy Award-winning band Foo Fighters.
Read more in the Thursday Tribune Chronicle.