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Friday, February 19, 2016

R.I.P. Brendan Healy.


The death was announced today of pianist, composer, comedian, actor, Brendan Healy. The north-east legend died last night (Feb. 18) after losing his battle with cancer.
Although not a jazz musician - rock and folk were his favoured genres - he was, nevertheless, respected by players across the spectrum and acknowledged as a composer who wrote soundtracks for many films and TV series as well as acting in some of them.
Another, was his sense of humour which seemed to go down well with musicians.
I remember a good few years back seeing him do a stand-up spot with the Customs House Big Band in South Shields.
"Did you hear about the dyslectic atheist?  He didn't believe in Dog". Strangely, before I'd heard of Brendan's death, that gag came back to me this morning. I laughed at the memory little realising I wouldn't be laughing much longer.
Brendan Healy was 59. Sadly missed.
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Lance.

5 comments :

Pam Young (on f/b) said...

Lovely man very sad.

Rose Russell (on F/b) said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Brendan lovely person R.I.P

Gillian Borwick (on F/b) said...

I taught his son Fin. V sad

Helen Davison Webber (on F/b) said...

Very sad news.

Anne DeVere Harper (on F/b) said...

condolences to his family--so sad.

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