Sweet Sammy Myers passes today
Posted on: Monday, Jul 17, 2006
A man I was lucky enough to meet and a giant of the blues. Sleeping in the ground. His good friend and protege Hash Brown sent the following message.
It is with great sadness in my heart that I tell you that my good friend and mentor Sam Myers has passed away at the age of 70. In the past year Sam has fought a battle with throat cancer, and had just finally been able to go home a week ago. He was looking healthier than he had been in years, and he was very happy to be able to go home. It really seemed like he was on the mend and the doctors said he probably had another 15-20 years in him. That was not to be.
This morning he began choking and after 30 minutes of working on Sam, the paramedics we’re not able to resuscitate him. Please send out prayers to Sam’s family and extended family members. I know there are many here who loved Sam for the man he was, and for his great contributions to blues music. He really affected me as a human being, and as a musician. I will post details of the funeral when they become available.
I love you Sammy,
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