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Old 03 May 2017, 01:52 PM
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Icon06 Musician collapses and dies on stage at birthday concert

When Col. Bruce Hampton slowly fell to his knees during the finale of his star-studded birthday concert, fans and musicians alike thought it was another one of his quirky performance acts.


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Old 03 May 2017, 02:23 PM
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Sounds like a sudden cardiac arrest. The only good thing about that kind of death is that it's quick and painless for the sufferer. Friends/fans/family members? It's like a kick in the gut.
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Old 11 May 2017, 01:07 AM
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Fourteen-year-old guitar phenom Brandon "Taz" Niederauer tore into a blistering solo as the 70-year-old man lay motionless just feet away, his arm draped over a speaker.
Sounds like that solo was to die for...

Too soon?

I mean, 70 is a bit young, but you've got to admit dying on stage is one hell of a way to go...
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Old 11 May 2017, 01:43 PM
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I'm reminded of the most perfect of onstage deaths, that of comedian Dick Shawn, who had a heart attack and fell (or the other way around) while performing, and everyone thought it was part of the act - for a very long time. He slipped away amid laughter.
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Tommy Cooper went the same way.
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Old 11 May 2017, 05:49 PM
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Sounds like that solo was to die for...
I would have gone with the "That kid played a killer solo..." angle.



In reality, if the musician died doing what he lived for, there is romance in that. I hope to do the same.
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I hope to do the same.
Serving between the Israeli and Syrian front lines?
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Serving between the Israeli and Syrian front lines?
That is my job, but not my passion.

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