Director/Editor Chris Hafner Dies of Apparent Suicide

Director / editor Chris Hafner has reportedly died by suicide.  Hafner worked with artists like Cypress Hill, Tool, Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Lee, R.E.M., Korn, Red Hot Chili Peppers and several others. A statement from his brother Marc has been posted below. 

On December 18, 2017, Chris updated his Facebook profile picture using the photo above.

Marc Hafner:
“It is with great sorrow I notify you of the passing of my brother Chris Hafner . Unfortunately, the demons that surrounded him yesterday got the better of him, and he took his own life. His wife Heather Boyce Hafner and mother Janet Hafner are surrounded and supported by family and are understandably devastated, as we all are. We understand the desire to reach out and offer support, and in time would welcome hearing from you, but at this time we respectfully request time to grieve. As details of a service or memorial become available we will make an announcement. rest in peace brother.”

David Abbruzzese:
“I remember we laughed together during our introductions… He made his own dimple in my brain. I wish I would’ve returned his call last month. I didn’t know he was gonna go. Go on, man. R.I.P. Chris Hafner”

Tommy Lee: “Chris Hafner! Gonna miss you man! Best director EVER! “Get Naked” why did you take your life? We’re gonna miss you and your smiles n laughs! Goodbye my friend.  RIP Chris! We miss you and your balls to be different! Never worked with a man with bigger balls than me! He pushed us into places no one else would go then!”

“I’m Chris Hafner. I am a creative editor, a director, a Sagittarius. I am a
Graduate of Tisch School of Arts at New York University.

“I’ve been ripped-off in New York City.

“I founded an editorial company in Venice, California called Brass Knuckles.

“When I lived in Michigan, I edited for a company called Ringside Creative. I’ve won Emmys.

“I’ve lost loved ones.

“I like scooters, guitars, and the possibility of life on Mars. I dislike my scars, and any policies that would squash manned Moon missions.

“I want inner peace, peace on Earth and an occasional piece of pie.

“I have worked for peanuts, I love Peanut butter cups. I have worked for money. I have wasted money on stupid stuff like Ginsu Knives and registering a Star.

“I love to share ideas and solve problems. I love to exercise excessive creative license.

“I love what I do. I love that… it’s how I roll.”

Don’t be dismayed by goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” -Richard Bach