Because he was not known to be ill, his death was a shock to all who knew him.
Freitag was an art school graduate, and is survived by his best work of art, a 16-foot 1/16-scale model of the HMS Titanic that is being restored to it’s former glory. He was well known around the LGBT community and will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at the Cathedral of Hope at a later date. Details will be announced when arrangements are finalized.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 20, 2015.