A Sad Day In BarrelhouseLand

Jeff Healey, Canadian blind-guy guitarist and star of Patrick Swayze vehicle Roadhouse, has died of cancer.

I don't mean to sound flip. I always dug Healey, partly because of Roadhouse, but also because he was a pretty awesome guitarist who probably deserved more recognition than he got.

The cancer that killed him was the same cancer that took his vision away as a child. He was 41.

1 comment:

jill alexander essbaum said...

He deserved a LOT more recognition than he got. An ex-husband of mine turned me onto him. He was really quite talented.