From Dazzle on Fb, 10/09/20: The loss of a Dazzle Owner. Hurts a LOT. This is difficult. She inspired a community. #ListenMore #LoveMore #GiveMore #LiveMore is what this partner taught me over 23 years. Bev would say play more music. Do so in her honor.
From her daughter and grandchild –
Aaron and I need to let you know that yesterday, October 8th, at 5:30 in the morning, my mom passed on to her next incredible journey.
Although our hearts are breaking we are also filled with relief and gratitude that her struggle is over and she is at peace.
This is just an initial letter to make everyone aware, so please feel free to spread the word to other family and friends. As you know, her fan club is vast so we’ll need your help.
Within a few weeks we will send out a more formal announcement with information about a life celebration and where people can make a donation in her name.
Thank you all for being with us on this journey. Your cards, videos, phone calls and love are what got us all through these past few months.
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Honoring a Member of Our Family: Bev Clifton
By Arvida Rascon, KUVO | In February, our long-time friend, KUVO listener, member and volunteer Bev Clifton was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a rare disease (fewer than 200,000 cases per year), caused by a breakdown in communication between nerves and muscles. Symptoms include a weakness in the arm and leg muscles, double vision, and difficulties with speech and chewing. There is a rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control. Treatment, i.e. medications, therapy and surgery can help but it cannot be cured. It has made it virtually impossible for her to talk on the phone, which was one of her favorite things to do. So, those of you who have not heard from her, that is why. She gets tired very easily and because her day to day existence has become so intolerable, she is making plans to leave us. Bev’s birthday [was] August 28th.
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Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…
Too many of these deaths are from SUICIDE. If you are contemplating taking your own life because “things just aren’t going right,” promise me to wait until after midnight. Play Cinderella. Look at how her life changed by waiting a few days. Don’t die which is so irreversible. Someone who loves you very much will be in pain for the rest of their lives. Think of them, too.
The deaths that are listed from Wikipedia are those of musicians or those persons who have ties to the music business from all over the world. These are our brothers and sisters. Say a prayer for their souls. They will be missed greatly.
14: Dmitriy Danin, 70, Russian composer, keyboardist and singer; Herbert Kretzmer, 95, South African-born English journalist and lyricist (Les Misérables); Paul Matters, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC) (death announced on this date).
13: Kestutis Antanelis, 69, Lithuanian composer, architect and sculptor; Saint Dog, 44, American rapper (Kottonmouth Kings).
12: Jon Gibson, 80, American minimalist musician (Philip Glass Ensemble); Kim Massie, 63, American blues singer; Ezra Schabas, 96, American-Canadian musician, educator and author.
11: Harold Betters, 92, American jazz trombonist; Boro Drljaca, 79, Serbian folk singer, colon cancer; Rajan, 87, Indian musician and composer.
9: David Refael ben Ami, 70, Israeli singer, COVID-19; Pierre Kezdy, 58, American musician (Naked Raygun, Pegboy, Strike Under), cancer.
8: Gabo Ferro [es], 54, Argentine singer and songwriter, cancer; Brian Locking, 81, English rock bass guitarist (The Shadows), bladder cancer; Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, 80, Iranian classical singer, kidney cancer; Erin Wall, 44, Canadian-American operatic soprano, complications from breast cancer.