March 12, 2009

“Braden would have wanted it that way,” said Mr. Hoffman. “He’d want everyone to drink to his name, tell a few stories, have a few laughs."

"At work, his desk was a popular landing pad—particularly for the ladies in the office.

“If you were having a bad day or feeling like you gained an extra 50 pounds, he could make you feel better,” said Paula Froelich, a Page Six companion who sat in the same area as Mr. Keil.

“He had a way with the ladies!” said Richard Johnson, the Page Six editor and close friend.

“He was a bad ass guy, just a cool guy,” said Mr. Wilson. “Women loved him. Charming. Preppy. Just a straight up character.”"