From Mark Sundermeier, 8/03/20: This may be the last photo of my family members together. I am not sure. I was reluctant to post anything here, but feel that there is/are so many of my brothers friends that we won’t know how to reach…so here goes. My brother Gary Sundermeier passed away last night. He had not been well for many years but these things are never easy… nonetheless.
He was a one of kind man (no question) and a great musician with a 30 year career in the country music business. He was a character (like most of us Sundermeiers)…and a joy to be around when life was good to him. Prayers for my mama, his wife Jo and the Sundy family clan, it has been a rough couple of years for many of us for sure. For whatever it may be worth…I do hope he is with my daddy somewhere better than here.
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Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…
The deaths that are listed from Wikipedia are those of musicians orothers 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.
5: Agathonas Iakovidis, 65, Greek folk singer (“Alcohol Is Free”), heart attack.
4: Tony Costanza, 52, American metal drummer (Machine Head, Crowbar); Rajko Dujmic, 65, Croatian songwriter, composer and music producer (Novi fosili), traffic collision; FBG Duck, 26, American rapper, shot.
3: Billy Goldenberg, 84, American composer (Kojak, Rhoda, Play It Again, Sam) and songwriter; Inés Rivadeneira, 91, Spanish operatic mezzo-soprano; Michael Peter Smith, 78, American songwriter (“The Dutchman”), colon cancer.
2: Leon Fleisher, 92, American pianist, cancer; Steve Holland, 66, American guitarist (Molly Hatchet, Gator Country); Larry Novak, 87, American jazz pianist.
1: Wilford Brimley, 85, American actor (The Natural, The Thing, Cocoon) and singer, kidney disease. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilford_Brimley
Another side of the actor [Wilford Brimley] was his love of jazz. As a vocalist, he made albums including “This Time the Dream’s On Me” and “Wilford Brimley with the Jeff Hamilton Trio.”
31: Bill Mack, 88, American country music disc jockey (WBAP) and songwriter (“Blue”, “Drinking Champagne”), Grammy winner (1997), COVID-19; Sir Alan Parker, 76, English film director (Midnight Express, Pink Floyd – The Wall, Mississippi Burning), BAFTA winner (1977, 1979, 1992).
30: Juan Ramón, 80, Argentine singer and actor, complications from pneumonia; Lionel Rocheman, 92, French actor, musician, and writer (I Don’t Know Much, But I’ll Say Everything, Red Kiss); Sonam Tshering Lepcha, 92, Indian folk musician.
29: Malik B., 47, American rapper (The Roots); Michio Igasa, Japanese composer (Living for the Day After Tomorrow, Utawarerumono).