Adrian McCall, Formerly Of Southampton, Dies May 7 - 27 East

Adrian McCall, Formerly Of Southampton, Dies May 7

author on Jun 8, 2015

Adrian Filipo McCall, son of Debra McCall of Southampton, died May 7 in an accident in Los Angeles. He was 25.

An artist and rapper, Mr. McCall performed solo shows at the House of Blues and Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood. He was passionate about music from an early age, and his performances at those venues featured two of his memorable works, “Moments in Love” and “The Prophet Inside Me.” He was developing a career in acting, having appeared in episodes of the television drama “Sons of Anarchy.” It was an interest that began while he was studying at the Stella Adler Studio in New York during high school.

Born December 8, 1989, in Massachusetts, he spent his first years in Rome, where his mother was teaching and performing. He attended Southampton Elementary School and Southampton Intermediate School, then the Ross School. After graduating from the Willowcreek School in Utah and Second Nature Wilderness Program, he attended Plattsburgh University, where he was a member of Pi Alpha Nu. He worked in the Hamptons for several years, then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams.

He loved travel, visiting Italy several times in addition to Paris, Egypt, London, Mexico and Thailand, where he volunteered at an elephant sanctuary. He was a spiritual person whose curiosity about a variety of religious traditions inspired his body art, according to survivors, who said he will be remembered for his fearlessness, loyalty to friends, incisive humor, keen sensitivity and sweet heart.

Mr. McCall is survived by his mother and by his close friends and family.

In honor of his desire to make artistic and cultural opportunities such as museum visits, music and dance concerts available to young children, the Adrian McCall Memorial Fund for Cultural Education is being established. Information about the organization and how to make donations is available at www.adrianmccallmemorialfund.org.

A private burial is planned. A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 6. Details will be announced on the fund’s website.

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