Josh Burdette, 35, security manager of Washington, D.C.'s iconic 9:30 Club music venue, has died, according to news reports.
Known for his tattoos and piercings, Burdette was sometimes called "That Guy" and had a local following nearly rivaling that of the groups booked by the club he managed.
Seth Hurwitz, co-owner of the club, wrote about Burdette’s reported death Sunday in a statement sent to All News 99.1 Monday afternoon:
“Josh was one of the wisest people you would ever meet. When you talked to him, you hoped you would be lucky enough to retain some of that wisdom, but you had to make the effort as he never forced it on you.
"We were all so proud to have him as our ambassador to the world. He was as 9:30 as 9:30 gets."