Bob Tomasino, the longtime owner of Studio City's Oil Can Harry's, has died. He was 66.

Tomasino reportedly died after being struck by a driver who was later charged with driving under the influence.

The West Hollywood, California nightclub opened its doors in 1968 and is considered the oldest gay bar west of the Mississippi.

A memorial service led by Rev. Les Demarco of North Hollywood Church of Religious Science was held on Tuesday.

“Words cannot express the sense of loss,” said Michael Lara, owner of the nearby Bullet. “I've lost a friend, a leader and a level of a man I try to be.”

Bullet dedicated its Facebook page in memory of Tomasino, replacing its profile image with, “This spot is left blank for we mourn for our brother.”

LA Pride honored Tomasino in 2007 with its Sheldon Anderson Award.

“His personal dedication can be seen through involvement with the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association and Contestants, The Los Angeles Leather Coalition, Homestead Hospice House, and Tuesdays Child. ... Year after year his support for the largest gathering of the LGBT community in Southern California is gratefully appreciated with a beautifully decorated Country Dance Pavilion at the Los Angeles Pride festival,” the organization wrote.