From Annette Cannon: R.I.P. to my long time friend Keith Rouse (of the Fabulous Boogienauts). I am in shock at hearing the news. Please send prayers to his beautiful wife, kids, and family. He was a big part of our music community and one of my former co workers.
From the GoFundMe page organized by Stan Zapor:
Keith Rouse was a son, a brother, a husband, a father, and a good friend to so many people.
His untimely passing has left his family and friends devastated, and struggling emotionally as well as financially.
Jennifer, Jada, and Jaz need our help with expenses for Keith’s funeral and memorial, as well as counseling and other expenses.
I know times are tight for many of us, but anything will help right now. ~ Stan
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Nancy Garvey, Wife of ex-COMBO Board Member Doug Garvey, Passes
Mrs. Nancy Garvey passed away August 13th shortly after being diagnosed with a terminal illness in Pueblo, Colorado. She worked for Black Hills Energy. She is survived by her husband of many years Doug Garvey, guitarist/keyboardist/singer and songwriter who served as a COMBO board member. Doug also served with the Colorado State Fair in presenting singer/songwriter showcases.
Nancy is survived by her husband, two sons, a daughter, and two grandsons.
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Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…
Again, the number of deaths from COVID is astounding. Please get vaccinated. Truly may save your life. If you want to know more about any of the musicians we lost this past week, please check out http://www.wikipedia.com
8: Uno Loop, 91, Estonian singer; Pulamaipithan, 85, Indian lyricist (Kudiyirundha Koyil, Neengal Kettavai, Manjal Nila).
7: Carl Bean, 77, American protestant church leader, singer (“I Was Born This Way”) and LGBT rights activist; Koes Hendratmo, 79, Indonesian singer; Warren Storm, 84, American swamp pop drummer and vocalist.
6: Sunil Perera, 68, Sri Lankan vocalist (The Gypsies), complications from COVID-19.
5: Sarah Harding, 39, English singer (Girls Aloud) and actress (Run for Your Wife, St Trinian’s
2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold), breast cancer; Rickie Lee Reynolds, 72, American rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas), complications from COVID-19.
4: Billy Cafaro, 84, Argentine singer; Gerhard Erber, 86, German classical pianist; Dell Furano, 70, American music industry executive and entrepreneur, CEO of Live Nation Entertainment (2008–2012).
2: Michel Corboz, 87, Swiss conductor; Alemayehu Eshete, 80, Ethiopian singer; Mikis Theodorakis, 96, Greek composer (“Mauthausen Trilogy”, Zorba the Greek, Z), MP (1981–1993).
1: Adalberto Álvarez, 72, Cuban pianist (Son 14, Adalberto Álvarez y su Son), COVID-19; Carol Fran, 87, American soul blues singer, pianist, and songwriter; Aleksandr Khrabunov, 61, Russian guitarist (Zoopark).