Goodbye, good man

Activist, thespian Quentin Colgan dies

Former Chico City Council candidate Quentin Colgan was found dead in his bed this past Monday morning, July 23. He was 54. The cause of death is unknown and autopsy results won’t be available for another month, according to the Butte County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office.

A longtime player in the local community-theater scene, Colgan (pictured) perhaps has been best known lately as a political activist/prankster (who once dressed up as the Mad Hatter to ruffle feathers at a Tea Party rally).

In 2010, he ran for council on a nonpartisan platform that espoused a desire to advocate for “ordinary working people.” A frequent contributor of letters to the CN&R, Colgan also, until recently, penned a political blog called The Uncomfortable Truth. A public memorial in his honor will be held at the ARC Pavilion on Sunday, July 29, at 3 p.m.