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Offline Coyote Slim

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Tragic news
« on: June 02, 2008, 11:26:24 AM »
I don't know if anyone else has heard, but Calvin "the Hoy Hoy Boy" Baldi passed away at age 15 on May 31st.   His parents logged onto the Blindman's Blues Forum to inform us.  The cause of death is not certain yet -- he appears to have died in his sleep.   I am still in shock and cannot believe this.
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Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 11:34:57 AM »
Is this weenie member Mississippijohnhurt1928?

Offline Coyote Slim

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 11:35:24 AM »
Yes.
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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 11:35:59 AM »
God, that is terrible!  I'm so sorry for his parents, family and friends, and for Calvin himself.  I knew him only through his posting here, but he was a friendly and open kid, with a deep love of the music and curiosity.  I can't imagine the pain of losing a child this way.  My thoughts and best wishes are with Calvin's family at this time.
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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 11:48:12 AM »
Here is a link to the Book of Remembrance that Billy started on the BBF:  http://users4.smartgb.com/g/g.php?a=s&i=g44-12055-dc

Angela Mack of the Paramount Home Website said:

<<I just spoke with his father. Yes, Calvin passed away in his sleep after his weekend tradition of watching a horror movie. He watched the movie and fell asleep on the couch. Mom woke him up and sent him to bed. But then he just never got up in the am. They are wondering if there might have been some sort of underlying medical condition. The autopsy will take awhile to tell.

They will be sure to post more information as they are able.........

Very sad and unexpected news.........

angmack>>
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Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 12:05:18 PM »
What a horror! Those poor parents....
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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 12:14:04 PM »
What awful news. My sympathies to his mom and dad, and all his friends. Calvin was a real surprise in his enthusiasm and curiosity for the music. This is terribly sad.

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008, 01:10:00 PM »
Sad news indeed.

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 03:10:47 PM »
This really is tragic news.  I didn't know Calvin very well beyond his screen name and his enthusiasm for the music.  My heart goes out to the parents...  as a parent myself, this is in fact my absolute worst nightmare.

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008, 04:26:45 PM »
This is absolutely terrible. Its tragic when anyone doesn't get to live out his or her life, but when life is cut short so early, the loss is even greater. Calvin's enthusiasm and talent really shined through in his posts and were a joy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. In moments like these, a heathen sinner like me finds myself hoping that the tenets of old time religion are true and that Calvin's up there with his heroes.

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2008, 04:59:29 PM »
Very sad. Many of Calvin's posts brought a smile to my face. I cannot begin to imagine experiencing the unexpected loss of a youngster, especially one who is sleeping in his own bed at home. This would have never been on my radar while we still had kids under our roof. I guess we all live with the possibility of a tragedy, but one hopes it nevers happens to you  or yours.
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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2008, 07:26:12 PM »
Man, that just takes the wind out of my sails.

I hope you're swingin' with Fats and all the greats, Hoy Hoy Boy. I'm sure they got a seat for ya.

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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2008, 07:53:40 PM »
Looks like there is another passenger on the train home today.

Bo Didley, dead at 79.

I stood today at a procession for a fallen Ranger in Afghanistan as well.

For Calvin, Bo, and Chris.  I salute you all. 

Mark

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2008, 08:46:08 PM »
Wow, very sad news, Calvin's enthusiasm was contagious.  Many of us enjoyed his piano playing and his postings. My heart goes out to his parents.

Here is to the Hoy Hoy boy.

Offline unezrider

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2008, 10:49:45 PM »
not many "get" this music at that age.
my thoughts & prayers are with his family.
chris
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