M. Preston Burns
M. Preston Burns died August 12, 2007 of complications due to cancer. He had been ill for several weeks. Friends scattered his ashes near Lincoln, MA as was his wish. A memorial was held in Cambridge featuring his artwork.
Inventor of Pandora's Box, later known as The Box, he was a founding Member of the Board of Avatar, Inc., publisher of record for the Boston and New York magazine, Avatar. He was also active behind the scenes in several contemporary music scenes, most notably as legman for Black Pearl and The Barbarians. He had worked with Leary and Alpert during their Harvard years where LSD experiments were to become infamous. Publisher of several newspapers and magazines, his latest was focused on the Boston area homeless.
Burns left one son, Aaron, and former wife, Eve.
Tim Kelly, January 12, 2008