Monday, March 3, 2008

RE:Jeff Healy R.I.P

The world lost another guitarist way to soon last night. Jeff Healy died of cancer Sunday evening. Jeff was only 41. He has been battling cancer all his life, he lost his eye sight at the age of 1 due to it. He is probably best remembered for the 1988 song "Angel Eyes." He recorded in rock, jazz, and blues. He will be missed by his fans and peers.

He should be remembered as an inspiration to anyone who is blind, that they can do anything they want to do. Playing guitar is difficult enough with eyesight, I can't imagine how difficult it would be to play and learn when you are blind. He should also be remembered as an inspiration for anyone suffering from a life threatening disease. He fought the fight for 40 years!

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