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    RIP Jeff Healy

    Thanks for the music

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    TORONTO, Ontario (AP) -- Blind rock and jazz musician Jeff Healey has died after a lifelong battle against cancer. He was 41.
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    Jeff Healey developed his style of guitar playing when he was a child.

    Healey died Sunday evening in a Toronto hospital, said bandmate Colin Bray, who was in the room with Healey's family when the guitarist died.

    The Grammy-nominated Healey rose to stardom as the leader of the Jeff Healey Band, a rock-oriented trio that gained international acclaim and platinum record sales with the 1988 album "See the Light." The album included the hit single "Angel Eyes."

    Healey had battled cancer since age 1, when a rare form of retinal cancer known as Retinoblastoma claimed his eyesight.

    Due to his blindness, Healey taught himself to play guitar by laying the instrument across his lap.

    His unique playing style, combined with his blues-oriented vocals, earned him a reputation as a teenage musical prodigy. He shared stages with George Harrison, B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

    Bray said he and many others expected the guitarist to rally from this latest illness.

    "I don't think any of us thought this was going to happen," Bray said. "We just thought he was going to bounce back as he always does."

    Healey had undergone numerous operations in recent years to remove tumors from his lungs and leg.

    Bray and fellow bandmate Gary Scriven remembered their frontman as a musician of rare abilities with a generous nature and wicked sense of humor.

    Healey's true love was jazz, the genre that dominated his three most recent albums.

    His love of jazz led him to host radio shows in Canada where he spun long-forgotten numbers from his personal collection of over 30,000 vinyl records.

    His death came weeks before the release of his first rock album in eight years.

    "Mess of Blues" is slated for a North American release on April 22.

    He is survived by his wife, Christie, and two children.

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    damn that sucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by markhr View Post
    damn that sucks
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    Thanks for the music Jeff.....it was some GREAT STUFF!!
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    Bummer. I always enjoyed his music, did not know the story behind his blindness or that he battled cancer all his life.
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    Damn!
    Another of my favorites has left us.

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    I am always sad to when I hear a fellow guitarist dying before their time. Especially a fellow Canuck.

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    noooooooo!!!!

    i used to love listening to Jeff Healy when i was really into the guitar. He kinda fell off my radar when i stopped playing as much and i had no idea of his health issues.

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    bummer....
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