Jeremy Pringle — musician, wine writer, punk, aesthete, friend — died peacefully in his sleep this past weekend.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm, Friday 15th August at Taringa Baptist Church, 36 Morrow Street, Taringa.
“And even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.” — Aeschylus.
I am so very sorry to read this news Julian. I have been posting intermittently as Via Collins over the years, I always found Jeremy’s passion and intellect really engaging. He felt like a friend, but I know you guys actually were friends. My deepest condolences.
Julian, I had an inkling, but clearly no idea. I’ve been thinking of Jeremy often this last few weeks, it’s a strange thing, having absorbed so much of his wit and precision vicariously, I feel I know, but of course I don’t. Even so, know there’s one more heavy heart in Perth that will continue to cherish his legacy.
I followed JP’s blog regularly and he was a mentor despite never meeting him. His posts were insightful, witty, concise and authoritative. His passion for wine was infectious. He will be missed but his memory and legacy will live on. Condolences to his family and friends. Tonight’s drink is for you JP.
We seemed to mostly talk about ethics. Then music. Hard to believe that’s all over.
I sat in my Victory Hotel bar with Jeremy and a bottle of 1999 Wendouree Shiraz while we watched the Adelaide Crows thump Collingwood. That was a couple of months ago. The wine and the result were fantastic. But getting to know such a fascinating, warm-hearted chap was the bigger highlight. What an absolute tragedy. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Adios buddy.
Every once in a while I would jump on the same thread on ‘wine will eat itself’ and discuss Boireann wine with Jeremy and others. I had a Boireann tonight and was just on his blog wondering why I couldn’t post comments.
I am now in shock, I never met Jeremy but his thoughts and attitude were just wonderful.
Condolences to family and friends he will be missed.