Randy Crumpton, BA ’90
Lawyer and alumnus Randy Crumpton passed away on January 14, 2019 at the age of 53, from complications with multiple myeloma. He was well connected with the film, music and political communities in Chicago. Randy grew up on the south side of Chicago in the Roseland community. He attended Percy L. Julian High School. He began his college career at Southern Illinois University and transferred to UIC and earned his Bachelor's degree. He attended law school at the University of Iowa where he earned his Juris Doctorate.
Randy's contributed to the legal, political and cultural aspects of Chicago throughout his professional career. His love of House music, film, law and politics allowed him to bring people together from those different genres.
Randy was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He also served as chair for the Black Perspectives committee of the Chicago Film Festival for 20 years. His contributions serving as a court appointed attorney in the Child protection Division of Cook County juvenile court. He also wrote and produced a short film, "The Truth" which was directed by "CSI:NY" actor Hill Harper. He was also working on a film based on the Warehouse, a Chicago club where legendary House DJ, Frankie Knuckles deejayed. He will be missed by family, friends, and many in the entertainment industry.
Crumpton is survived by his siblings, Betty, Jerome, Cornell, Clarence and Ray. Read the full obituary.