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Monday, March 3, 2008

RIP Jeff Healey

posted by on March 3 at 9:52 AM

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Jeff Healey, the blind Canadian bluesman behind the ’80s hit “Angel Eyes” and thousands of awesome live performances in the decades after, has died of cancer at age 41.

Sad. (But we’ll always have Road House.)

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Damn. Dude could play. RIP.

Posted by trent moorman | March 3, 2008 11:16 AM
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Tough break. Born blind. Learned to wail on guitar anyway. Died of cancer and... returns for post-mortem concert? I guess there's no getting around that one.

The dude could play. RIP, bluesman.

Posted by bearseatbeats | March 3, 2008 2:28 PM
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It'll be hard to watch Roadhouse now and not get sad.

Posted by ektachrome | March 3, 2008 6:07 PM
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He wasn't born blind: when he was only one year old, he lost his sight to the cancer that eventually killed him.

Posted by MaryL | March 3, 2008 8:27 PM
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I saw Jeff and his band at The Backstage in Ballard in 1988. They were on fire. One of the most memorable shows of my lifetime.

Posted by truthseeker | March 3, 2008 10:47 PM

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