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.

You May Also Like:

Hahn Hits Career-High 34 in Westhampton’s Playoff Loss to Deer Park

It may have been Truman Hahn’s first playoff appearance, but you wouldn’t know it. The ... 26 Feb 2024 by Desirée Keegan

Hideous Glow

Regarding “Will State Allow Access?” [“Officials Offer Details About Proposed Shinnecock Gas Station and Travel Plaza,” 27east.com, February 14]: As a 70-plus-year visitor to and resident of eastern Long Island, I have regularly traveled Sunrise Highway/Route 27 over those years. My initial reaction to the two large electronic billboards erected by the Shinnecock Nation was first of shock, and, second, of disgust. For anyone traveling down Route 27, lined with green trees and the smattering of informative road signs, to see these hideous glowing structures that are totally out of character with their surroundings, I was stunned. Yes, I am ... by Staff Writer

Crickets

When the previous Southampton Town Board held its special meeting on December 27, 2023, the featured vote was held regarding Liberty Gardens. Before the board met, I had emailed Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni, reminding him how I strongly supported him in the past, because I felt he would always do the right thing for the people of Southampton and listen to the voters. I encouraged him to vote “no” regarding Liberty Gardens — to be his own person, and not follow the “Jay way.” Guess what? I never received a reply. He totally ignored me — no email, no phone ... by Staff Writer

True Champion

I want to wish Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. a happy and healthy upcoming retirement [“State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. Will Not Seek Reelection This Fall,” 27east.com, February 12]. Unlike some other local politicians who falsely touted themselves as champions of “clean water,” Fred consistently stood up against big-money interests (especially those behind the disgrace that is The Hills) when it came to the pollution of our fragile local environment. His integrity will be greatly missed. Alex Burton East Quogue by Staff Writer

No Representation

December 16, 2023, marked the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. This was a protest by colonists against a tax on imported tea being imposed on the colonies by the British Parliament. The colonist argument against the tax was based on, among other factors, their lack of representation in the British Parliament. The chant of “no taxation without representation” was the rallying cry of the protest. Two hundred and fifty years later, residents of the hamlets of Hampton Bays and Flanders are faced with the same lack of representation in their local government. The two hamlets, even with a ... by Staff Writer

Bravo, Cyndi!

Bravo to Cyndi McNamara on her proposed resolution that reforms and streamlines the process by which stop-work orders are administered and issued by the town [“McNamara Proposes Resolution To Extend Stop-Work Order Powers to Code Enforcement and Fire Marshal Offices,” 27east.com, February 20]. It is long overdue and finally empowers the town’s Code Enforcement officers to act quickly and effectively without having to circle back and wait on the Building Department when they see work undertaken without a permit or in contravention of town code. Bravo! Meredith Berkowitz Secretary and Director Bridgehampton Civic Association by Staff Writer

No Credibility

Reader Thomas Jones responded to my letter regarding the scuttling of the bipartisan immigration reform bill by calling it “blatant politics,” adding, “to blame Republicans and Donald Trump for the current border crisis is beyond ridiculous” [“Trojan Horse,” Letters, February 22]. Reading this, I have to wonder if Mr. Jones even read my letter. I did not assign blame for the current border crisis — but I did criticize former President Trump for scuttling a bill that would have improved the border situation immensely. Mr. Jones referred to the bill as a “trojan horse.” But that term implies that the ... by Staff Writer

Fool Me Once

When Tommy John Schiavoni announced that he would be a candidate for the Southampton Town Board in 2017, my wife, Barbara, and I, after researching his background and his stated plans if elected, began an intensive letter writing and online blog campaign for his election. Mea culpa. Instead of being a progressive voice for the environment and the citizens of Southampton Town, Tommy John showed himself to be just another party hack, at the call of the developers. The great American horror story writer Stephen King (i.e. King not Ring) wrote, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, ... by Staff Writer

Steinbeck House NY Holds First Student Workshop

Steinbeck House NY held the first High School Students Writers Workshop on February 15. Bret ... by Staff Writer

Water Protection From Indigenous Perspective

The Church in Sag Harbor is hosting a talk with Shinnecock Native Chenae Bullock titled “Idigenous Wisdom: A Connection and Responsibility to Water” on Friday, April 19, at 6 p.m. Tickets are free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Bullock will present a talk about humanity’s needed participation and awareness in the call to action to protect, honor, and cleanse our waterways. A water protector, community leader, cultural preservationist, Indigenous perspective historian, humanitarian, and traditional Shinnecock woman, Bullock will focus her presentation on waterways on the East End. A question and answer session will follow. Go to thechurchsagharbor.org to reserve ... by Staff Writer