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R.I.P Levon Helm

Posted by - 01:55 PM on 04/19/12
Levon Helm (The Band) has passed away.

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01:59 PM on 04/19/12
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Rip, a true hero and teasure to music. gonna be watching the last waltz tonight for sure

02:00 PM on 04/19/12
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Rip
02:14 PM on 04/19/12
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RIP. My mum was so sad when she heard this, and I'm pretty sad too. Respectable dude.
02:15 PM on 04/19/12
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Sad, sad.

This seems appropriate.
02:16 PM on 04/19/12
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Awww, that fucking sucks. Knew it was coming, didn't realise it was coming so quickly. Will be listening to The Band today. The saddest thing is that the Is Anyone Up post will probably get 30x as many times as posts as this thread will.
02:27 PM on 04/19/12
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One of the greats. RIP.
02:39 PM on 04/19/12
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In related news, The Band announced for Coachella 2013
02:52 PM on 04/19/12
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Such sad news to wake up to. RIP
02:53 PM on 04/19/12
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shitty.. He seemed to go peacefully though.
03:00 PM on 04/19/12
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03:03 PM on 04/19/12
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He was the only drummer that could make you cry.

One of my favorite musicians of all time.

It made me feel good to read this on Robbie Robertson's Facebook:

Last week I was shocked and so saddened to hear that my old band mate, Levon, was in the final stages of his battle with cancer. It hit me really hard because I thought he had beaten throat cancer and had no idea that he was this ill. I spoke with his family and made arrangements to go and see him.

On Sunday I went to New York and visited him in the hospital. I sat with Levon for a good while, and thought of the incredible and beautiful times we had together. It was heartwarming to be greeted by his lovely daughter Amy, whom I have known since she was born. Amy’s mother, Libby Titus, and her husband, Donald Fagen, were so kind to help walk me through this terrible time of sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Sandy.

Levon is one of the most extraordinary talented people I’ve ever known and very much like an older brother to me. I am so grateful I got to see him one last time and will miss him and love him forever.

-Robbie Robertson


Might be the first genuine thing Robbie has said since the 70s. I'm happy they got to patch things up before Levon died. RIP, Levon.
03:31 PM on 04/19/12
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I grew up twenty minutes from his hometown, and both towns are small and somewhat depressing. The fact that he went on to achieve such great heights is so inspirational. RIP Levon.
03:42 PM on 04/19/12
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RIP. So sad. Was supposed to see him for the first time this summer, but when that was cancelled last week I knew things had to be bad. Will be listening to The Band all night in his honor.
04:56 PM on 04/19/12
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rip

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