It is with a heavy heart that we pass along news of the passing of Joey Belcher, owner of H Street’s Sticky Rice. Metropolitan Police have officially confirmed his passing, and they are “investigating an undetermined death pending an autopsy,” according to police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump.
In a call to Sticky Rice, an employee stated that any news would be forthcoming, and that condolences could be sent to Sticky Rice’s H Street address. Mr. Belcher was an owner at 1905, Sticky Rice, and Dangerously Delicious Pies. We express our deepest sympathy to Mr. Belcher’s loved ones and the larger H Street family.
While we received initial reports earlier this evening, we delayed reporting of this news so that friends and family could be notified prior to posting. No further details have been officially released at this time.