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One of my bandmates has just died

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Alvaro Martín Gómez A., Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Exactly three weeks ago, on the night of thursday sept. 2, 2010, one of the singers of the tropical band I work with had a motorcycle accident when a woman got on his way (allegedly trying to commit suicide) and made him fall. He got cerebral edema and blood/food got into one of his lungs. After three weeks in coma, I've just received the sad news of his untimely death. I'm still shocked. Here are some videos of my band with him on lead vocals, in honor to his memory:

    (Edit: Excerpt from his last gig, at least with my band)

    Jorge Valero Rodríguez. June 1, 1980 - September 23, 2010. Rest in peace, my friend. :(

  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Que descanse en paz...
  3. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Oh my gosh, so young. You have my sincere condolences, Alvaro.
  4. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
  5. bwv1013


    Mar 20, 2008
    southern cal
    so sorry for you loss. thoughts and prayers. :(
  6. thomashawk


    Jun 29, 2010
    New York, NY
    My most sincere condolences.
  7. rayzak


    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    I'm so sorry. That's terrible. My deepest sympathies.
  8. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    My condolences, Alvaro. What a terrible tragedy.
  9. Wow, only 30 years old. So young and he sounded great in those videos. My condolences brother. Stay strong.
  10. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Dreadful..... sorry for your loss man.
  11. Last Thursday, my lead singer's girl friend was in a motorcycle crash caused by a girl on her phone who hit the back tire of the bike she was on. She broke a rib and punctured her lung,while the driver of the motorcycle broke his leg and dislocated his shoulder.

    Motorcycle wrecks are never good.

    I'm sorry for your loss.
  12. Sketchy


    Jul 15, 2010
    Bristol, UK
    Eeesh, That's highly unfortunate. Sorry to hear it, man.
  13. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Damn, he sounded great.

    Sorry for your loss.
  14. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Wow. Great voice. Great band. So sorry.
  15. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Wow. Prayers for you and his family.
  16. As a rider stories like this makes me sick. I'm very sorry for your loss.
  17. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    That's terrible. My sympathies to you and his family.
  18. EBodious


    Aug 2, 2006
    my condolences, that is a tragic loss. he is quite a singer.

    on a side note, i have always wanted to play in a band with more percussion than guitars. do you guys even have a guitar?! set up must be quite a feat in a band of that size. lots and lots of mic's.
  19. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Sorry for your loss, Alvaro.
  20. Mazatleco17


    Mar 27, 2008
    Mis condolencias por la perdida de Jorge.
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