Marc Berkley Dead at 56


A pioneering gay party promoter who went on to co-found the weekly gay club magazine HX, Marc Berkley just died of a heart attack in Fire Island.

He was meaningful.

Says Matthew Bank:

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my longtime friend and business partner Marc Berkley. His energy, vision and creativity energized the nightlife of Manhattan for decades.

“He could take a tired, broken-down club and transform it into the hottest venue of the moment.

“He whipped up parties out of the air… and had so many ideas that it was hard to keep up with him.

“He loved working hard so that the rest of us could have fun. I will miss him terribly.”