Chuck Thurman died last weekend, the Weekly reports. He was 53 years old. Over 14 years, Thurman held a variety of roles at the Weekly: arts writer, contributing editor, arts & entertainment editor, and associate editor. He left the paper in 2002. "Chuck had a deep connection to this community and a great love for it, and more zest for life than most," writes Weekly founder and CEO Bradley Zeve. "He also was committed to this newspaper and instrumental in helping the Weekly carve out its mission and its place in Monterey County". A celebration of Thurman's life will be held Saturday, May 17, at 2pm, at the Wharf Theater in Monterey.