The New York Times reports that fashion designer Charles Nolan (who proudly wore his politics on his sleeve and also on his runway) died Sunday at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He was 53. The cause was cancer of the head and neck, said Andrew Tobias the financial writer and DNC Treasurer, who was Mr. Nolan’s partner of 16 years.

I have known Andy since I was twenty-four and just out of college. He is one of the nicest, most generous people I know. My heart aches for his loss and everyone at Truth Wins Out offers their condolences. Please take a moment of silence to remember Charles Nolan.

The New York Times story captures what an inspiring and dynamic person he truly was.