Announcing The Passing Of Longtime Industry Executive Ezra Davidson

Ezra-Photo I wanted to pass along the sad news that Ezra Davidson, former co-founder of SyncCast and a previous writer for StreamingMedia.com passed away over the New Year’s holiday. Sadly, he was killed by a family member who the LA Times is reporting is being charged with his death.

Ezra was a long time veteran of the online video industry and co-founded SyncCast in 1998 which he departed in 2007 when it was sold to Technicolor. While I never got to know Ezra on a personal level, through our business relationship he was a friendly guy who was always excited to talk about the online video industry. Every time I saw him at a Streaming Media show he was always laughing and had a smile on his face.

Some of his friends have put up a memorial website with more details on Ezra’s background and photos of Ezra with some of his colleagues.

Updated: The family welcomes all those who knew Ezra if they want to attend the service. 10:30 AM, Saturday January 10, 2009, Memory Chapel, Forrest Lawn, 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA 91724

Updated March 2010: Phillips Ranch woman gets 50 years to life for husband’s killing

  • Ezra was one of the greatest guys with an infectious laugh. He will be greatly missed.

  • Rob Green

    Nice guy, hard worker, smart guy. Greatly missed, very sad.

  • Todd Loewenstein

    Ezra was an industry veteran who had a childlike enthusiasm for all things streaming. He was always a pleasure to talk with and I already feel the loss of his presence.

  • GreenField

    Ezra was the true defintion of a genuine and honest friend. He will be grealty missed.

  • Steve Silver

    Very sad to hear of his passing and to think about his young family he leaves behind.

  • My post from Ezra’s Facebook Page:
    Ezra,
    You and both know we had our moments but one thing I won’t ever forget is that laugh of yours when we talked about business. I was really proud of you and Lance when you sold SyncCast and it was great to see all the other things you were capable of like your writing and consulting and advising.
    You will definitely be missed in our community. Vaya con Dios mi Amigo.

  • Ezra was a fanatic about technology and a wonderful dealmaker to work with. I will miss his enthusiasm and understanding, he will sorely be missed.

  • anonymous neighbor

    We did not get to know you personally since you moved into the neighborhood. We perhaps just once or twice. I regret not making more of an effort to know you better. Needless to say we are shocked at the tragedy and pray for you and your family.

  • Mark

    Sorry to hear about this; I didn’t know Mr. Davidson and I apologize if this is the wrong place for a technical inquiry, but who is in charge of maintaining DRM for the Terminator 2 Extreme DVD? – the license server is down. Apparently this was one of Mr. Davidson’s projects.

  • Lucille Saunders Reyes

    I know you’re not supposed to talk bad about the dead, but he treated his family very badly. He treated outside people better, especially his mistress. Paid for her college and apartment and bought her a new car. But he didn’t do that for his own daughter. She had to pay for her on tuition and drove a raggedy car. As the bible says you reap what you sow. I feel sorry for his wife and children.

  • elainacamille

    Watching snapped, this guy was a dog who supported some slut in college…
    His poor wife had to deal with his affairs, he had it Coming., from either another woman’s husband or his wife..