Monday, March 03, 2008

In memory of guitarist Jeff Healey

Blind rock and jazz guitarist Jeff Healey died yesterday at the age of 41 after a lifelong battle with cancer.

Healey had battled cancer since age 1, when a rare form of retinal cancer known as Retinoblastoma claimed his eyesight.

Due to his blindness, Healey taught himself to play guitar by laying the instrument across his lap.

When a Blind Man Cries...with Jeff Healey on guitar

1 comment:

Genie said...

Okay, that just sucks. He was incredible.

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