Levon Helm Says Goodbye to Fans


Band drummer, Midnight
Ramble host and Americana
icon’s family prepares.


By Blurt Staff


Such sad news: At Helm’s website we learn:



“Levon is in the final stages
of his battle with cancer,” a message reads on “Please send your
prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey. Thank
you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration…
he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay
down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the

“We appreciate all the love and
support and concern.

From his daughter Amy, and wife



The Band icon, of course, had been
diagnosed eons ago, yet had mustered such an amazing longevity that we almost
forgot about the shadow lurking in the corner. 
Damn, Levon. God bless ya, sir. You will never know how many of us who were touched by your diligence to the cause….


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