Following the distressing news of Dr. Crystal Kotow’s death, Rebecca Molke has revealed, with a broken heart, the tragic circumstances behind her demise.
“I have impossible news. On Monday we lost Dr. Crystal Kotow. This bright spark of a woman left us so quickly and suddenly that I’m really struggling with how it all can be real.
“People that know her would agree that she was one of the most brilliant, kind, gorgeous, stylish, wacky, weirdo people they’d ever met. Her loud, infectious laughter could uplift even the darkest day. She loved bad Snapchat filters, terrible reality tv, intersectional feminism, basic human rights, and respect/dignity for everybody.
I’ve been to many celebrations and been on many adventures with Crystal but it wasn’t even remotely enough. She was the one to gather our urban family- picking us each and introducing us to each other.”
Her family and loved ones are really worried about her demise as she left a very wide gap to be filled. No one will do it like Dr. Kotow.
Rebecca Molke continued “Barb and I joke that she saw us at a party one time and just “took us”; sure somehow that she needed us. Then she introduced us to a group of the most unbelievable women I’ve ever met. We’re all a million times better because of her.
“I can’t underplay this tragedy. As one of our shared friends said, this is one of the most significant losses I’ve ever experienced. I’m not okay. None of us are okay. And we won’t be.
“Sending so much love to her wonderful family and especially to baby Sylvester who she loved best in the world.
“I (and Barb) can’t really manage one on one conversations just now so please don’t message us directly. I wanted all the different pockets of the internet to get this terrible news though, share the weight of the loss some how? Celebrate her? She really impacted so many types of people in so many places/ So If you have a second will you tell me one of your favorite Crystal memories here instead of messaging me?
“Here’s some pics of this warrior woman that make me smile. I love you so much my beautiful, brilliant friend.” Please keep the family of the deceased in your prayers.