MEMORIAM: George Guidotti, Bass Player For Heaven’s Edge Passes, Away From Stage 4 Lung Cancer

IN MEMORIAM: George Guidotti, Bass Player For Heaven’s Edge Passes, Away From Stage 4 Lung Cancer

George G.G. Guidotti (photo credit to unknown owner)

Sad news as it appears that George G.G. Guidotti, bass player for Heaven’s Edge, has succumbed to lung cancer. Below is the following announcement from George Guidotti when he first made the announcement of his cancer diagnosis

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George Guidotti, Bass Player For Heaven’s Edge Has Announced That He Has Stage 4 Lung Cancer.

George posted the following announcement on his Facebook page:

I’ve been putting this off for a couple of weeks now as I have been trying to figure out the right way to say it. But since there is no sugar coating it, I may as well call it what it is.

I have been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. I was told they can’t cure me. They think they can treat me though. That means you people will have this rocker to party with for a while longer. I intend to fight this with the same attitude I bring to everything else in my life. I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I don’t expect to start now.

In my life I’ve been struck by lightning, hit by a car, shot at point-blank range with a shotgun and even had to undergo brain surgery two years ago for a condition they used to call “The Suicide Disease” before there was a cure because it was so painful, people would kill themselves. This one is tough though. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared.

But I know I’ve lived my life with intensity and attitude. I’ve seen and done more than most. Some shit I’d probably like to forget. Other things I’ll always laugh about and remember because I know how lucky I have been. I got to live my dream for a period of time. I got to meet people I always wanted to (and some people I wish I didn’t!). I got to be a part of a family who raised me and cared for me, with brothers and sisters who are there for me to this very moment. I got to love people and have them love me back. That stuff made me who I am…all of it. The good, the bad, the ugly….and the good looking.

I’m going to start radiation this week. And then I’ll be undergoing chemotherapy for a while. Don’t expect me to post pictures of me without hair. That ain’t gonna happen. But I’ll probably update everyone as this treatment continues. I am a believer that anything can happen. Because I’ve seen it. So I’m going to believe that I’ll be back up there with the guys, playing on stage again, where I love to be. I intend to continue to kick everyone’s ass many more times before I hang up my bass for good. I expect to laugh with everyone and live as much life as they’ll give me. And what they don’t give me, I’ll take.

I’ve never asked for this before, but I may as well now: Keep me in your prayers. This rock star isn’t afraid to ask. What the fuck do I have to lose?

Thanks everyone for everything. I really do love you all. I’ll see you all soon.


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