June 4, 2013
Nicholas Scott Ridout, 24, of Preston, died May 27, 2013, in Nashville.
He was born Oct. 16, 1988, in Renton, the son of Scott and Susan Ridout. He attended Neighborhood Christian School and Cedar Park Christian High School, where he was very active in the drama department, and home schooled, graduating from NARS. He currently traveled the country as a musician busking, recently spending several months in Nashville.
Nicholas was an accomplished musician having taught himself guitar, piano, harmonica, banjo and organ. He wrote hundreds of songs, poems, short stories and painted dozens of pictures in fascinating series. All of his artistic expressions were full of deep, authentic emotion, heralding a message he felt compelled to share with humanity.