Ray was riding his bike at Canal and West Broadway when he was hit by a car. He sustained injuries from which he did not survive.
No charges have been filed against the driver of the Jaguar that hit
Deter, 24-year-old Anthony Guan, although the police found marijuana in
the car after the accident. D.B.A.'s Facebook wall has an outpouring of support for Deter's family and memories of the "father, friend, and proprietor of the good stuff."
After his death the NY Times remembered his impact on the local beer community.
In early July, a large New Orleans style parade wound its way around the East Village in his memory.