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    Rick Laird of Mahavishnu Orchestra Has Cancer

    Rick Laird (MO) has stage 4 lung cancer & given 4 months to live!
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    Jazzbo manqué Mister Triscuits's Avatar
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    Ugh. Very sorry to hear this.
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    Bugger! One of the most unpleasant ways to die, to say the least.
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    Rick's daughter posted in Reddit two days ago:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/JazzFusion/...nu_orchestras/




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    Sad news, I've lost my father-in-law to this. I have recently read the book on Mahavishnu for the second time and he's always came across as a nice fellow.

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    Sad news indeed. I need to play my Mahasihnu albums again.

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    Love MO. Sad news indeed. I hope he finds support from his family to make everything as bearable as possible.
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    Damn...

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    Awful news.

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    Wow, very sad news! Thanks for passing it on, Ed.

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    So sad to hear!

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    Today is his birthday. May he enjoy it to the fullest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conti View Post
    Sad news, I've lost my father-in-law to this. I have recently read the book on Mahavishnu for the second time and he's always came across as a nice fellow.
    Quote Originally Posted by FrippWire View Post
    Today is his birthday. May he enjoy it to the fullest!
    Absolutely!!!

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    Happy Birthday, Rick!

    My earliest memories of MO were on WNEW-FM in NYC. The were very much behind the fusion movement and played lots of MO. It pretty much blew my young mind.

    Thank goodness!

    All the best to Rick.

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    He updated on Facebook three days ago that he has started chemo and immunotherapy.
    Today is his 81st birthday! Happy Birthday Richard!

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    Just read on Facebook he did one round of chemo and it was too much for him. He’s going into hospice care. So terribly sad!


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    Very sorry to hear this. RIP.

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    Very sorry to hear this. RIP.
    ^^ not quite time yet. But I hope they're making his final days as comfortable as possible.
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