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

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« 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.........

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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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Re: Tragic news
« 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. 

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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.

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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.
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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2008, 01:34:26 AM »
Absolutely shocked at this sad news.  It was heartwarming that one so young could be so enthusiastic about this music, but heartbreaking that he could be taken so young.

Again, my thoughts are with his parents, family and friends.
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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2008, 02:10:34 AM »
I have been a away a lot recently and just read this, it's very sad - the poor parents.

Sometime back when things got a bit 'strained' here for him I sent him a few pm's and told him to stay with it and I'm pleased I did.

What a shame.
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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2008, 06:03:41 AM »
A real tragedy!  My sincere condolences.  May he rest in peace.

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2008, 07:07:35 AM »
Is there any way the Senior Moderators can send a message of sympathy and condolence to Calvin's parents from all his Weenie friends?  Maybe Coyote Slim can help with a contact here.
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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2008, 07:19:09 AM »
Hi PP,

I did post a message on the remembrance page for Calvin on behalf of WeenieCampbell. I know his parents are reading that page as they posted a message to that effect.

If anyone wants to leave a message themselves, the book of remembrance is at the link Coyote Slim posted earlier in the thread: http://users4.smartgb.com/g/g.php?a=s&i=g44-12055-dc

I know a number of weenies have already posted their own messages.
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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2008, 07:37:04 AM »
FWIW I also linked this thread to a similar one on the Blindman's Blues Forum (where the said book of remembrance is), and told everyone that Calvin is much missed here also.

Edit: I just noticed that CoyoteSlim had already done this.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2008, 07:42:35 AM by Pan »

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« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2008, 07:44:21 AM »
Thanks Pan and Slim.

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2008, 07:49:55 AM »
This is terribly sad news.

I only knew Calvin from his posts here & on Blindman's Blues Forum. My first thoughts go out to his parents & family -- I cannot imagine what it's like to lose someone at such a young age.

Calvin's knowledge & love of pre-war blues was remarkable, especially at such a young age. Most of us (well, at least me anyway) didn't "get it" until we were much older.

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2008, 09:05:20 AM »
This is just terrible.  Just terrible.  It may seem trite, but all we have is today.  Living in the present is all we can do.  Hug your kids and loved ones and make sure you know how much they mean to you.

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2008, 08:32:18 PM »
Nothing I can type here can adequately express my feelings.

RIP Calvin, and my deepest condolences to all your family and many friends.

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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2008, 03:34:27 AM »
So sad to hear about this tragic happening. Let's keep the spirit of his favourite music alive by listening to it every day.


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Re: Tragic news
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2008, 07:21:20 PM »
It's hard for me to even be on either forum now... thinking about it... and all the other crap I have going on in my own life... But the sun will shine in my door someday (actually it is... and it's really hot... I hope the weather cools down, 'cause I ain't got no insulation!)
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« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2008, 07:31:08 AM »
It's hard for me to even be on either forum now... thinking about it... and all the other crap I have going on in my own life... But the sun will shine in my door someday (actually it is... and it's really hot... I hope the weather cools down, 'cause I ain't got no insulation!)

Yes, thinking about it -- on his 15th birthday -- sure stops me in my tracks every time. The same thing happens whenever I hear of a 19-year-old soldier becoming a casualty. But we need these reminders, don't we?

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« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2008, 02:23:35 PM »
this really hit me when I read about this, found out from this thread though i've only posted in the BBF memorial, increadably sad. does anyone have any word on the cause of death yet? it seems unreal that someone so young can just die in their sleep.

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« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2008, 04:08:47 AM »
There's to be an event in Calvin's memory at this year's Dundee Blues Bonanza.
http://www.dundeebluesbonanza.co.uk/html/special_events.htm#Workshops

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