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R.I.P. David Dillon

David Dillon, a former Dallas Morning News colleague and an architecture critic of national stature, has died of a heart attack at age 68.

David passed away at his home in Massachusetts. He left the DMN in September 2006, taking a buyout along with more than 100 other staffers, including yours truly.

David was a kind and serious-minded man, but with a terrific sense of humor to match his gravitas on buildings gone awry. He wrote from the heart and from a wealth of knowledge, never worrying about offending big-time developers if he thought they merited his wrath.

He was constructive, too, enjoying the beauty of well-laid blueprints that became pleasures to behold.

David will always be the DMN's signature architecture critic. His legacy in North Texas is a quarter-century of well-considered reviews of structures large, small, beauteous and ugly. R.I.P., my friend. It was a privilege to both know you and read you.
Ed Bark