Obituary: Andre Blair
Second hypothermia related death of the season in Washington’s homeless community
Andre N. Blair, 43, died Dec. 12 at a bus stop in Northeast Washington. His death marks the second homeless person to die from hypothermia this winter.
Blair grew up in the District’s Ivy City neighborhood and attended Sparingarn Senior High School. He would often return to the area to visit.
He stayed at several shelters though out the city including Gales School shelter near Union Station, the community for Creative Non-Violence shelter at 2nd and D streets in Northwest, and the Crummel Shelter in Northeast.
His death is felt by most all homeless men and women and the advocates and providers that support them.