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Thread #117003 Message #2516596
Posted By: GUEST, Sminky
16-Dec-08 - 04:40 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Davey Graham (1940-2008)
Subject: RE: Obit: Davey Graham R.I.P. (15 Dec 2008)
From an email via Duck Baker:
Sorry to report that Davey Graham left the stage today. Some of you know that he was diagnosed with lung cancer a couple of weeks ago, having waited far too long before seeing a doctor about his chronic cough. They gave him four radiology treatments last week and had him scheduled for another Friday but he got tired of it all and checked himself out of the hospital. Today he apparently had some episode where he got so congested he couldn't breathe and then couldn't be resuscitated when the medical people got to him.
A maverick to the end.
His influence was immeasurable. A hero of mine and of my heroes. Anji was a tidal wave that went round the world. Unforgettable. RIP.