Sad news from the Lexington (VA) News-Gazette:
"Emmett Munger Mann, born Nov. 20, 1979, the son of Lexington attorney Larry Mann and Distinguished Southern Photographer Sally Mann, and co-parents Karen (KB) Bailey and Hunter Mohring, died Sunday, June 5th, 2016, at home.
"Mann graduated from John Dewey Academy in Massachusetts and Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg, and served in the Peace Corps in Niger.
"A man of eclectic interests and talents, he owned a lawn and garden service, played guitar with his E. Mann Band, enjoyed composing blends of funk and reggae, and entertained friends and family with his humor and love of language.
"He was passionate about topics as diverse as screwball American politics, biomass energy, the plight of women in Africa, solar power and the ethics of drinking bottled water.
"He took great pride in his hard work for longtime family friends, Washington and Lee’s Blue Bike Program and the broader Lexington community, which was central to his life.
"Members of his community spontaneously gathered at the Blue Phoenix Café on Washington Street Monday evening. The owner, Amenie Hopkins, also a county native, recalled Mann’s high school years. “He was always this idolized figure. Half the girls in Lexington had a crush on him.”
"In his later life, he dealt with his schizophrenia with grace, joking about his demons: “My charisma is broke.”
"In addition to his parents and co-parents, he is survived by two sisters, Jessie and Virginia Mann, and two uncles, Bob and Chris Munger. They are all so proud of him.
"Memorial contributions may be sent to the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board, attention John Young, 241 Greenhouse Road, Lexington, Va. 24450."
May his soul, and the souls of all the departed, rest in peace. And may his parents, and all who loved him, be comforted in their grief.
For the full obituary, go here.