Christopher Kanis Of “The Spoons Experience” Has Died


Incredibly sad news to share with old friends in the blogosphere. Christopher Kanis died on March 20, 2013. Kanis is better known to long time blog readers as “Spoons” of the The Spoons Experience. Kanis meet his wife via his blog, and was with her on a cruise when he died. From The News-Gazette:

URBANA — Colleagues say a young Champaign County prosecutor who died of an apparent heart attack was a good lawyer with a penchant for research and a wonderful friend with a great sense of humor.

Christopher “Chris” Kanis, 41, of Savoy, died Wednesday while on a Caribbean cruise with his wife, Laura Steigmann Kanis. They were celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary, which was March 13.

“He’s so young,” said a stunned Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz, who was also on vacation when she heard the news Thursday.

“He was one of the first people I hired. He had a lucrative career in civil practice but he wanted to be a prosecutor and he was a damn fine prosecutor,” Rietz said of her colleague.

Chris was always a favorite of ours here at Wizbang. He was incredibly sharp-witted, piercingly smart, and an all around good guy. He will be missed greatly by those who know and loved him, as well as those in the blogosphere who remember him from “the good old days.”

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