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 #112747  by Grateful Dad
 Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:58 pm
Hey everyone, I just heard on the news Levon Helm is now in the final stages of his battle with throat cancer he's been battling since 1998.

"Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer," a message reads on Helm's website. "Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey."

It is signed by his daughter Amy, an artist who often performs with her father, and wife Sandy.

 #112749  by tcsned
 Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:42 pm
I just read this on Facebook this evening. It's very sad. Levon is a musical treasure and from all reports a true gentleman. There are many of his songs that are part of the soundtrack of my life.

This was about the last I heard from Levon, with Elvis Costello and one of my all time favorite guitar players, Richard Thompson.

Travel well, Levon!
 #112751  by Utah Joe
 Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:04 pm
Thanks for sharing the video. We truly stand on the shoulders of giants. Fare thee well, Levon.
 #112759  by hippieguy1954
 Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:44 am
We love you, Levon! :smile: :smile: :smile:
 #112785  by SlowTexasZim
 Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:36 pm
I wish Levon and his family Peace in his final days. His music is some of the best. This really hits home, my girlfriend's brother recently was diagnosed with terminal cancer, the docs say 3 to 6 months. What are you supposed to do with less than a year to live? Dang it. :?

Play music while you can.
 #112799  by easytoslip
 Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:36 am
just heard of this on fb. hasn't passed yet, must be soaking in the good ole earth-love before he travels onward
 #112818  by strumminsix
 Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:42 am
Makes me so sad. Wish I would have seen him live. It was on my "to do" list for too long.
 #112837  by NWPines
 Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:00 pm
RIP and thank you Levon.

Many of his songs are permanent fixtures on the soundtrack of my life.
 #112839  by tcsned
 Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:25 pm
RIP Levon, I'm glad I got to see you a handful of times. They are precious memories.
 #112855  by waldo041
 Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:53 pm
....and he shall be Levon and he shall be a Good Man!

R.I.P. Levon!

 #113148  by tcsned
 Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:45 am
I saw this on Facebook this morning - a nice tribute from a neighbor . . .