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Subject: Animotion Drummer David "Frenchy" O'Brien

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Date Posted: Monday, February 11, 05:01:38pm


May 23, 1947 - January 13, 2019 David "Frenchy" Francis O'Brien, aged 71, of Silverlake died at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles on Sunday, January 13, 2019. David was born in Worcester, MA, and was the oldest of three children of William and Margaret O'Brien lately of Covina, CA. He graduated from Bishop Amat Memorial High School in 1965. He attended Mt. Sac and Cal-State LA as a music major. David began playing the drums as an early teen, which culminated in his professional career as a drummer for several Los Angeles-based bands. David was a founding member and original drummer for the band, Animotion, which had a top-ten hit, "Obsession" in 1984, for which he and the band received a Canadian Gold Album. He was a long-term, well-loved employee of the Los Angeles Public Library system. David was an avid collector of movie memorabilia, comic books and most importantly…great wine. He is predeceased by his beloved parents. He is survived by his two devoted sisters, Kerry O'Brien Johnson of Aurora, CO, and Maureen O'Brien of Yardley, PA. His graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd at 3:30 pm at Forest Lawn Covina Hills, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

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