Thursday, August 12, 2010

RIP Richie Hayward

In August 2009, Richie Hayward, drummer for Little Feat from its origins in 1969 until 2009, announced that he had recently been diagnosed with liver cancer and would not be at work indefinitely. A benefit concert was organized and a website created where fans unable to attend could donate towards his treatment costs. Hayward lived in Canada, outside of his native USA, and did not have health insurance. Little Feat have announced that their drum technician Ford will take his place. He died from liver cancer on August 12, 2010.

In November 2009, Levon Helm auctioned his Last Waltz gold record to support Heyward's recovery effort.

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