New York City lost one of its native sons with the passing of Christopher Hendricks, better known to friends and foes alike as POKE. He died on Thursday at the age of 35 from complications due to a long standing battle with Crohn’s disease. The Queens-born, graffiti addict (writer, photographer, gatekeeper) was one of those rare breeds who didn’t pull any punches and stayed passionate to the fullest. POKE will be missed by his Bomb Squad brothers, the mighty DMS crew, and a network of friends from coast to coast. RIP my man!

A memorial service will be held from 2PM-6PM on Sunday, May 30th at Frederick Funeral Home, 192-15 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY.

Please email me if you have any photos of POKE that you’d like to share and I’ll post them in the gallery.