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Author Topic: Robert Belfour passed away  (Read 631 times)

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Offline jrn

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Robert Belfour passed away
« on: February 25, 2015, 12:17:52 PM »
My wife just told me that Mr. Belfour has passed away.
Quitman, Mississippi

Offline Norfolk Slim

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Re: Robert Belfour passed away
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 12:53:26 PM »
If thats correct, thats very sad.

Great player, and seemed a real gent when I saw him play in Norwich, UK (in a deconsecrated church of all places...).  Good to know though that whilst some acknowledgment (musically) came late in life, he had the chance to travel, play for all sorts of people and know that what he did made a lot of people happy.

Offline harriet

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Re: Robert Belfour passed away
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 01:45:14 PM »
:( :( :( R.I.P


Offline Pan

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Re: Robert Belfour passed away
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 02:03:59 PM »
 :(

I saw this mentioned on facebook as well.
After so many fake death news lately, I'm always a little suspicious with these, but I did manage to find this notice on the Fat Possum site:

http://fatpossum.com/news/443

Pan

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Re: Robert Belfour passed away
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 02:21:48 PM »
A very nice person, a great guitar player and he always enjoyed my wife's chocolate chip cookies.
Got the name, still workin' on the licks!

Offline Johnm

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Re: Robert Belfour passed away
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 03:11:52 PM »
As Gary said, Robert Belfour was a very nice man and an ace musician.  There are not many around like him any more.  I have many good memories of him at Port Townsend in different years.  He will be missed.

Offline islandgal

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Re: Robert Belfour passed away
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 08:46:09 AM »
I am very sorry to hear this news. A few years ago at Port Townsend I was fortunate in being able to study with him and talk with him about his life. What a loss.

Offline crawlinkingsnake

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Re: Robert Belfour passed away
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2015, 06:48:25 PM »
Yes, it's true. He passed away at home in Memphis.  Roger Stolle of Cat Head Delta Blues in Clarksdale has been working today with family, funeral home and church. Mr Belfour was uninsured and what little surviving family he had will be faced with financial worries. A fund has been set up by Memphis Blues Society at http://memphisbluessociety.com/ There is a link "Robert Belfour Benefit" for those who might like to make donations.

see "RIP Robert Belfour" at http://www.pomeroyblues.org/2015/02/26/rip-robert-belfour/

Offline FlyFast

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Re: Robert Belfour passed away
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2015, 09:39:34 PM »
I was saddened to hear about this the other day.  I was privileged to meet the man at Red's in Clarksdale about two years ago.  He lived a hard life and produced some of my favorite blues.
Please consider donating even a little but.  The man deserves to go out in style.
Howlin Wolf - "When you ain't got no money and can't pay your house rent and can't buy you no food, you've damn sure got the blues."

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