ATLANTA – News came across Facebook and social media that Alan Penrod of Atlanta, International LeatherSir 2011, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, of natural causes.
The news came through a post on Alan’s Facebook page, posted by his husband Nitro Hankinson:
***This message is being posted by Nitro Hankinson****
This message is coming from myself as well as David Robinson – It is with a very heavy heart that I am having to type a message I never planned to in a million years.
Without going into specifics – Alan Penrod passed away quite suddenly this afternoon from a medical emergency.
We are still very much in shock at this point, and as soon as there are definitive plans made then we will make sure that everyone knows.
We ask that everyone please respect our privacy at this point. Please reach out to Don Melville and Andrew Stier for updates and info if necessary.
Organizations and individuals posted tributes and memories on Alan’s page through out the day. His home club Panthers L/L had this on their page:
Panther L/L is saddened to announce the sudden death of our brother Sir Alan Penrod.
Alan touched the lives of many leather folks throughout his life and will be sorely missed.
Our primary focus at this time is supporting his partner Nitro and his boy David. As they make arrangements we will keep the public informed through this Facebook page.
We humbly ask all Panthers worldwide to update their profile pics to the crossed out listed here.
We will post more information as it becomes available. Our condolences to the Atlanta community and Alan’s family.