Henny Ray Abrams, one of the most respected voices in the world of motorcycle racing coverage, was found dead today in his New York apartment. Abrams was 57.
The world of motorcycle journalism was dealt a heavy blow today with the announcement of the passing of long-time Cycle News
contributor, Henny Ray Abrams. Abrams reportedly died in his Brooklyn apartment, found by a friend slumped over his computer. The cause of death is unknown at this time, but natural causes are suspected. Abrams was 57 years old.
“Saddened to hear of the passing of MotoGP colleague Henny Ray Abrams. A harder working journo and nicer guy you will never find. RIP mate,” wrote Matthew Birt, MotoGP writer for MCN.
Abrams has been covering the motorcycle racing scene for Cycle News
since the 1970s and has had his pulse on the industry since. He put his all into everything he wrote, be it coverage of a local hare-scramble or an interview with Valentino Rossi, and was widely respected for his introspection and honesty in writing.
According to reports, Cycle News
Editor Paul Carruthers had been concerned about Abrams after not hearing from him for a few days, so he asked another friend in the industry who lives in New York City to go check on him. The consummate professional, it seems only fitting Abrams was found doing what he did best, hammering out another story on his computer. Abrams talents and persona will be sorely missed.