Scott Michael Alkus |

Scott Michael Alkus

Scott Michael Alkus

Scott Michael Alkus, 22, died Sunday, Jan. 14, from injuries he suffered in an accidental fall in Las Vegas. Born Aug. 6, 1984, in Los Angeles, Scott was an annual visitor to the Aspen Alps, and returned in 2005 to work as a waiter at the Ajax Tavern. The Cabrillo College student had recently been accepted as a junior in the physics department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he was slated to begin classes in the fall semester.

Friends and family members gathered in Malibu over the weekend of Jan. 27 to celebrate Scott and to swap tales about his skiing and fly-fishing adventures as well as the Internet careers of his legendary online personae “Droogan” and “Nnaive,” guild leaders renowned for their mischievously creative exploits.

He is survived by father Michael Alkus and stepmother Susan Hamilton of Wolfeboro, N.H.; mother Sharon Alkus of Woodlake, Calif.; sisters Darcy and Joscelyne of Marin County, Calif.; and brother Dexter, and stepbrother Alex Mounsey of Manhattan.

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