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Winter Party volunteer Tim Ribar found dead

Photographer Tim Ribar, a longtime volunteer for both Winter Party and the Miami Recognition Dinner, was found dead last weekend inside his Fort Lauderdale apartment.

Little is known of the circumstances, according to publicist Richard Murry.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has released this statement.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Tim Ribar over the weekend. Tim was a long-time volunteer for both Winter Party Festival and the Miami Recognition Dinner and his generous contributions to those events will be deeply missed.

Few details are known about Tim’s passing at this time, or about service arrangements, but we will share this information once it becomes available.

We will all miss Tim as a Task Force colleague and friend after his many years of passionate service to the organization. A tribute to Tim’s memory will be planned during Winter Party Festival.

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I was Tim's supervisor and this loss has touch all that worked with him. Please keep us updated with any services that will be held for him. He was a great empolyee and will be missed

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