Gail Collins-Pappalardi...Has Died

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by viobass21, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. viobass21


    Dec 13, 2007
    Northeast PA
  2. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    Wasn't it last year she died?

    Some bio's claim she "fled" to Mexico after awhile.......but I also read she was down there taking cancer treatments....
  3. viobass21


    Dec 13, 2007
    Northeast PA
    Gail (Delta, as she referred to herself) reached out to me through my Pappalardi website while she was still living in Washington state and continued contact after moving to Lakeside Community in Ajijic, Mexico. She said she was leaving the US because at the time the country wasn't liberal enough for her liking. She mentioned in our many email conversations over the years undergoing experimental cancer treatments and always had a positive outlook in dealing with her disease. My last contact from her was in mid-November 2013.
    There is an online newspaper called The Guadalajara Reporter that posts obituaries for all of the expatriated retirees living in Ajijic as it appears a very popular retirement haven. I keep checking to see if Gail's obituary eventually appears there now that the news started coming out at the end of February.

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  4. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
    I ain't liberal enough to give her a pass for what went down.
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  5. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    DITTO!!! + 1000!

    Dan K.
  6. Did you see the transcription for Nantucket Sleighride in bass player mag? If so,what did you think viobass21?
    As for "Delta", maybe she should have served more time but what difference would it have made? Besides, it's not like Felix was a Saint. Of course he didn't deserve to be murdered but his involvement with drugs and other women contributed to the risk factors. Felix was taken prematurely but at least we can be thankful for what he and Gail left behind.
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Domestic violence is a horrible thing.
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  8. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I don't follow that logic. It's like wearing a hoodie or listening to loud rap music while black can get you shot in Florida.
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    I see your logic exactly.
  10. It was a bad situation that escalated to the worst possible outcome. I'm not happy about it. Felix put out a lot of good energy on the planet while he was on it. Listening to his playing fill the air around me, with it's beautiful full warm tone, feels like part of him is still here.
  11. viobass21


    Dec 13, 2007
    Northeast PA
    Haven't seen that transcription of Nantucket Sleighride as I tend not buy magazines because I end up collecting them....unread.

    Update: 3/13/14
    However, based on your suggestion and seeing that it was in a current issue (Feb. 2014) of Bass Player, I jumped on the opportunity and snagged multiple copies at a local Guitar Center.
  12. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    Can you say KARMA !!!!
  13. tbz

    tbz Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2013
    It was really nice to see them transcribe a Felix song.

    Nice to see that you post here Vio, I've been following your site off and on since 2000 or so.

    We really should start a Felix dedication/fan thread here, seems like a lot of us were influenced by him.
  14. viobass21


    Dec 13, 2007
    Northeast PA
    Thanks very much. Due to various difficulties with keeping the original Felix Pappalardi Dedication site updated, the site is for now frozen in time as is. It still serves the main purpose of informing anyone interested or influenced by Felix.