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RIP Jim Calhoun

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Jefenator, Mar 3, 2010.


  1. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

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    Bassist and fellow TB'er Jim Calhoun passed away this afternoon. It was very sudden - probably a heart attack. That's all the info I have at the moment.

    We're going to have to find a big hall for the musical tribute. Jim worked with pretty much everybody and was loved by all. I know I'm going to miss him.

    I'll pass on more info as I get it.
     
  2. Basshappi

    Basshappi

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    Sadness
    R.I.P. Jim
     
  3. warwick.hoy

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    RIP,...we didn't cross paths much but you are remembered fondly.
     
  4. steelhead2

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    RIP,,man life is short,it's long but it passes so quickly,i have lost old freinds and family in the last year(i thought about it today while working in fact),,all i can truly say is give condolences to the family and hug yours,we can all go at any time i eat pills every day for hypertension but i'm a`lucky one' healthwise@ 54

    peace man!:crying:
     
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  6. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

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    I'm starting another thread on the DB side where Jim was more active.

    [​IMG]

    If mods want to close and/or merge this thread (...or not) that's cool
     
  7. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Banned

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    R.I.P. fellow bassist Jim Calhoun.
     
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Administrator

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    i think a thread on each side is fine.

    that's a tragic thing - i'm very sorry to hear about this. my condolences to his family.

    what was his tb user name?
     
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    My condolences to his family. RIP:(
     
  10. ubado

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    I though this thread was about UConn's men's B-Ball coach Jim Calhoun ... with his health conditions as of lately ... I wasn't surprised.

    This however is. :meh:
    It's always a sad day, when a fellow bassist falls under Mr. Reaper's hands.

    RIP Jim of TB. God's Speed.
     
  11. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

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    His user name was his name: Jim Calhoun.

    Apparently he was at work in his office. Coworkers heard a "thud" and that's all she wrote.
     
  12. bongomania

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    My sincere condolences to those that knew him.
     
  13. NJL

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    OMG, how sad. :(
     
  14. Mazatleco17

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    Life is too short it seems...RIP.
     
  16. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

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    wow, that's sad :( RIP Jim, god bless ya.
     
  17. bellwood

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    Jim was ever bit as easy going and genuinely as good person as they come. I never saw the smile leave his face and he never had a bad word for anyone. Why such a great guy had to go so early I'll never know. I know those of us who knew him will carry the essence and inspiration he left us with for a long time. So sad.
    Jeff let us know when a memorial gets put together.
    Stephen
     
  18. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

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    Oh no. That's horrible. I've tossed a few chuckles back and forth with him. What a bummer. Farethewell my friend. :(
     
  19. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

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    There's talk of a fundraising concert for his wife Lori on the afternoon of the 21st at the Unitarian church. That's not set in stone, yet.

    We have a web page set up to post more decisive info as it becomes available:

    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimcalhoun

    There's also a "guest book" there.
     
  20. Fontaine

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    I don't think I had much interaction with Mr. Calhoun, but it's always sad to lose a fellow bass player. RIP, you're family will be in my prayers.
     
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