LG.net: It is with deep sadness that I must announce the passing of a great member of this community. Phil Allen, known simply as "Phil" here, was hospitalized this past week after a car accident. Before he passed, LG and all of you were in his thoughts.
His niece said to say, "Phil is with Chick, high in the bleachers enjoying every Lakers game."
The family said they prefer to remember his life without too much continued sadness about its end, and no response outside of this community is needed.
LakersGround has no flag to fly at half mast. We have no 21-gun salute. So, sound the cannons of your heart. Shed a tear for a loved one. Make a toast in his honor. Our dear friend, Phil, will be missed.
For those who know him, he was one of the best people you could ever associate with, and one of the biggest fans. We are all deeply saddened by this news and no doubt the entire "TLN" family will keep his family in our most precious thoughts and prayers.