Monday, March 3, 2008

Roadhouse star Jeff Healey dies at 41 - SendMeRSS

Blind Musician and Canadian Jeff Healey dies at age 41.

EGossip reports:

Canadian musician Jeff Healey died in a Toronto hospital on Sunday evening after a lifelong battle with cancer.

Healey lost both of his eyes to retinoblastoma before he reached eight months old but that never stopped him from becoming one of the greatest musicians in the industry. At age three, Jeff began playing the guitar and by the time he was a teenager he had already formed a band (called Blue Direction) which became extremely popular in Toronto.

Jeff HealyJeff HealeyWhile Jeff tried hard for many years for that big ticket to stardom, it was his appearance in the movie Road House with Patrick Swayze that made his career skyrocket to the top.

People around these parts know of our love for all things RoadHouse. Patrick Swayze showed us even graceful dancers can kick ass, and small town bars with awesome Coolers can deliver the best in blues and rock.

Rock on Mr Healey. You will be missed. Roadhouse wouldnt have been the same without you owning that soundtrack.

Link - Comments - (John Campea) - Mon, 03 Mar 2008 07:27:06 GMT - Feed (2 subs)

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