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Writer’s Store founder dies

Douma was also a singer-songwriter

Dan Douma, co-founder of the Writers Store and a singer-songwriter, died June 1 of cancer in Florence, Ore. He was 63.

Douma co-founded the Writers Store with Gabriele Meiringer in Los Angeles in 1982. The store provided computers, software, books and related equipment to writers and filmmakers. With an online offshoot, the Westwood store offers classes, books and software.

Douma was a singer-songwriter and a member of the Big Wha-Koo. He later released a solo album “Night Eyes” under the management of Mick Fleetwood. Douma toured as opening act with Fleetwood Mac on their Tusk Tour.

Survivors include his partner of 32 years, Meiringer; two sons; three grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.

Donations may be made in Douma’s name to Planned Parenthood.

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