Ballroom Dance > Steve Hevenor dies at Killick Klassik

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by dance234, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. dance234

    dance234 New Member


    We regret to confirm that pro competitor Steven Hevenor died last night. Steven collapsed in the last dance of the RS Smooth final at the Killick Klassic in Palm Beach and never regained consciousness. The remaining events of the evening were canceled and rescheduled for Saturday morning. All our thoughts are with his family and friends.
  2. Akita

    Akita Well-Known Member

    So sad. He introduced us to Standard and was the first real instructor we had. Dani and he were also our friends. I'm so sorry.
  3. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    My deepest sympathy to the people whose lives he touched.
  4. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    Just heard of this, can't believe! My deepest sympathy to him and his family!
  5. paintanker

    paintanker Member

    I don't know/know of him at all, but wow, that's dedication, to push yourself all the way, and collapse on the dance floor instead of ducking out early or sitting down.

    It must truly be a loss for the ballroom community.
  6. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    In dance we call it light and shade. Without it there would be no value, no meaning. The meaning and value Steve added to my life during our 10 years together is immeasurable. And the pain in my heart is not any less because of our distance for the past few years. The darkness is only lessened by the brightness of my friends, loves, and the life around me. Thank you to those who have reached out, bringing me your light. And I Thank You, Steve, for one wild ride. Rest In Peace Cowboy.
  7. JodiD

    JodiD Member

    Dis anyone attempt any CPR at all, or did they stand by and watch him die?
  8. chachachacat

    chachachacat Well-Known Member

    Larinda, you have my sympathy.
  9. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    Beautifully said, Larinda.
  10. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

  11. tanya_the_dancer

    tanya_the_dancer Well-Known Member

    CPR doesn't necessarily help. That's how my husband died - he just collapsed out of blue and was gone within minutes. Major heart attack.
  12. NonieS

    NonieS Well-Known Member

    This is true. My dad's best friend died two years ago under similar circumstances. My mom performed CPR until the paramedics arrived but she said she knew he was already gone.

    My sympathies to those who knew Steve. This is just awful.
  13. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    right...and, this is just not the time or the place to raise the inquiry...
  14. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

  15. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

    Beautiful video. My deepest sympathies.
  16. Taita

    Taita New Member

    Having had the pleasure of once meeting both of you, very graciously stated Larinda. You have my condolences.
  17. freeageless

    freeageless Active Member

    I agree. I have been reading the prior posts and thinking the same thing. My condolences go to Larinda and the members of his family.
  18. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Its always tragic to lose somebody, especially when they are young and it is unexpected. My condolences to those affected by this loss.
  19. Another Elizabeth

    Another Elizabeth Active Member

    Oh, my god. Larinda, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that you and Steve were more recently estranged, but this must be absolutely shocking to you, still.

    My condolences to any other loved ones out there.
  20. singndance

    singndance Well-Known Member

    Larinda, heartfelt sympathies.

    I had the pleasure of watching Steven and his lovely partner compete just three weeks ago. I loved their dancing and was so sorry to hear of this tragedy. Truly a loss for the dance community. Thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and his partner.

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