BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - Dave Dave, born David Rothenberg, 42, was a conceptual artist who was set afire and badly burned as a boy by his father, Charles Rothenberg, in a Southern California motel room near Disneyland. He underwent numerous skin grafts, but refused to define himself as a victim. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg issued a statement Monday saying the artist died July 15 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas from sepsis due to pneumonia. His father went to prison for attempted murder and sentenced in California in 2007 to 25 years to life in prison.
Shawn W. Anderson