View Full Version : RIP to the phenomenal Jeff Healy

03-03-2008, 08:03 AM
Canada's Jeff Healy is dead. He died in Toronto this evening as the result of a rare cancer -- retino blastoma -- the same cancer that he lost his eyesight to.

He will be sadly missed. A virtuoso.

RIP, Jeff.


03-03-2008, 08:04 AM

Appalachian Writer
03-03-2008, 08:05 AM
I'm sorry to hear this. I enjoyed his music tremendously! Another, and heart felt, rest in peace.

Kate Thornton
03-03-2008, 08:05 AM
OMG - that is such a nice pic. He will be missed. So young...

03-03-2008, 09:41 AM
So sad. I was just thinking about him recently, as I read a while ago that his cancer had returned. He was the same age as me. :(

Serena Casey
03-03-2008, 09:44 AM
Wow. I didn't realize he was younger than me, or that he had the same retinoblastoma my uncle had, also blind since childhood.

So sad. Good music.

03-03-2008, 09:52 AM
RIP. I love his music. I had my first kiss ever to his song, "Angel Eyes," and love that song to this day. I still know most of the words. He was so talented.

03-03-2008, 09:54 AM
The good sometimes die young. RIP, Jeff.

03-03-2008, 10:11 AM
Wow - this is truly sad - I had no idea he was ill.

Dedication posted - RIP Jeff.

A. Hamilton
03-03-2008, 10:19 AM
Oh man, that's just too bad. I saw him in concert-umm, maybe '93, he opened for Z.Z. Top at Arco Arena in Sacramento.
He was phenomenal.

03-03-2008, 05:13 PM
So sad. I was just thinking about him recently, as I read a while ago that his cancer had returned. He was the same age as me. :(

Yep. Same age as me too. Too young to die. They are getting something together to honour him here in T.O. He was a much loved musician and human being.

Sheryl Nantus
03-03-2008, 05:25 PM

03-03-2008, 05:58 PM
I too saw him open for ZZ Top. I thought he was better! Great music and a great talent.

03-03-2008, 06:56 PM
I replied in another thread, but it bears repeating. He was a talented young musician who gave us all the gift of his music. He'll be missed.

03-03-2008, 06:59 PM

03-03-2008, 06:59 PM
Very sad. RIP, Jeff.

03-03-2008, 07:10 PM
I'm so sorry. Prayers are out to his family. May he R.I.P.

Susan Breen
03-03-2008, 07:52 PM
He was really an inspiration.

Patrick L
03-03-2008, 07:54 PM
I was saddened to hear this today. He was talented and seemed like a good person. Tragic.

03-03-2008, 08:57 PM
Jeff, wishing you the greatest peace there is, and the end of a long and painful battle. May your angle eyes turn our way.


03-03-2008, 11:01 PM
That's a terrible shame. I met him briefly a few years ago outside of the CBC building in Toronto. He was an awesome guy, but I think everyone knows that already.

03-04-2008, 03:42 AM
A true inspiration and incredible ability. RIP and thank you for the music and so much more...