Photo and obit supplied by the Digital Media Licensing Association
It is with deep personal sadness that I announce the passing of Alan Bailey, CEO of Superstock and co-owner of ACME, content creator portal for Rubberball. Alan has been an active member of DMLA for many, many years and served as Secretary on the Executive Board from 2010-2012.
Often referred to as “one of the nicest guys in the industry” his death comes as a shock to all who knew him. We heard he had been battling complications from treatment of lymphoma, but Alan was so healthy otherwise, thought he would pull through.
I am trying to find out if there is a place to send donations, if you are so inclined, and will post it as soon as possible. Rest in Peace Alan, you will be truly missed by your friends at DMLA.
Here is the posted Obituary:
Alan Kent Bailey, 53, passed away on July 5, 2016 in Provo, Utah. Alan was born on May 24, 1963 in Salt Lake City to Donald and Mildred Bailey. When he was eight, his family moved to Mexico for two years, after which they moved to Rigby, Idaho, where he spent the rest of his childhood exploring and getting into trouble with his similarly wild siblings.
Alan met and married the love of his life, Laura, in college. Together, they became better, purer versions of themselves and made the world around them better and purer too. They have five children, all of whom they adore and love wholeheartedly.
Alan lived big. He embraced life, especially experiences and people. He loved surfing, ice cream, new socks, museums, watered-down soap, puzzles, and making others laugh. He was both a successful businessman and an absolute goof who grinned as others teased him for his endearing quirks.
There was no discrimination in his love. He loved everyone and helped people realize they deserved that love. He actively practiced empathy by listening to and believing the emotional truths people shared with him. He never assumed he knew what someone was going through and listened with an open heart as people shared. His love was healing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Bailey, and sister Kathleen Bailey Liggett. His mother, Mildred Bailey; his siblings, Carol Bailey Pepiot, Kevin Bailey, Kirk Bailey, and Chris Bailey; his wife, Laura Bailey; and his children, Regan Bailey Gull, Holden Bailey, Q Bailey, Paul Bailey, and Gabriela Bailey live on and miss him fiercely.
We cannot fill the hole he leaves, but we can honor him by living authentic lives full of love and acceptance.
We can live big for Alan.
This in from Stephen Hearn:
“I am a little sadder and less inclined to get back on the corporate treadmill this morning after hearing the very sad news of Alan Bailey.
Not being in the commercial side of the business these last 6-7 years, I had somewhat lost touch with Alan, but always relished my meetings with him at PACA and other events.
A sorry day indeed for everyone who knew him. Far too early!”