Loved ones gathered this weekend to remember Capitol Hill resident Cameron Veloria, the 25-year-old man who died last Saturday in a 10th Ave E apartment. A benefit show has been planned for later this month at Chop Suey to remember Veloria’s presence in the city’s nightlife scene and help his fiance and family.
6/20 Monday — Chop Suey Presents — A Benefit for the family of Cameron Veloria
Ghost of Kyle Bradford, Tit Pig, King Dude, Copper and Brass, And special guests. W/ drink specials and Raffle prizes all night long. All door and raffle proceeds go the help the family of Cameron Veloria in his untimely death $8 — 8pm Doors / 21+
Seattle police believe Veloria died of a drug overdose only hours after being interviewed as a witness in the overdose death a 38-year–old police say Veloria had been in contact with that day. The King County Medical Examiner has not yet released the official causes of death in the cases and has not yet identified the 38-year-old.
The obituary provided by Veloria’s family:
Cameron VELORIA Survived by his fiance, Michael Thiffault; mother, Karen; brothers, Brandon and Austin; and sister-in-law, Sun-Hee. He will be remembered for his bright contagious laugh and his devotion to his family and friends. Memorial service on Saturday, June 4th at Bonney-Watson, 1732 Broadway, Seattle.
On Facebook, friends remembered Veloria for his spirit — and his dance skills:
“Rest in Peace Cameron Veloria. So talented, wanted to be just like you with music and dance. Thanks for the last few times we ran into each other, you truly helped me in my darkest moments. Heres to you my friend. CHEERS”
“Rest in Peace Cameron Veloria. You’re still one of the baddest dancers that I’ve come across to date man..”
“Its crazy how fast someone u know can vanish when it was least expected! Don’t take advantage of the good things slash people that u have in your life…. I will stop crying and be strong for u. Your life deserves a celebration =) U were such a huge inspiration to me! Cameron Veloria!!! U will be so missed…”