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Rana Ross sad news

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by JAUQO III-X, May 3, 2003.


  1. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    To whom it may concern I got into LA this evening and I called my very close friend Bassist Rana Ross.like always if I didn't speak to her I would leave a message.since I have been on the road and in the studio I had to catch up on my E-mail and this is the E-mail I got from her Husband John.I called John and was even more sadden by the fact that Rana will no longer be with us.I flew to the hospital to kick it with my girl and pay my respects.I can honestly say that she will greatly missed.
    For those of you who are interested in an update on Rana "BassGirl"
    Ross
    there is unfortunately no good news as of yet. After suffering a series
    of
    small heart attacks at home on Monday the 28th of April, Rana was taken
    to
    the Emergency Room at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, CA. While
    in
    emergency she suffered a full cardiac arrest and died. The ER doctors
    were
    able to resuscitate her but, unfortunately, the attack landed her in a
    coma,
    on life support in ICU with no neurological responses as of this
    writing.

    The apparent cause of the heart attack was due to complications of end
    stage
    cirrhosis of the liver. Unknown to Rana and myself she had developed
    several
    bleeders over the weekend in the stomach. When she arrived in ER her
    blood
    pressure was in the range of 60/32. She started to throw up blood, was
    given
    several units of blood but they could not keep up with the bleeding and
    the
    result was too little blood arriving to the major organs, ending in a
    major
    heart attack. They have cauterized one bleeding ulcer so far but there
    was
    too much blood in the stomach to see if there are more bleeders, and
    they've
    pulled at least 400cc of blood from her stomach so far, along with 5
    liters
    free floating in the abdomen.

    Her lungs have started to fill with liquid, but she is too grave to
    withstand the standard drainage procedures. She seems to be failing as
    of
    this moment and it would take more than a small miracle to bring her
    through
    this.

    I would like to take a moment and give big kudos to Jeff Moleski, the
    engineer/producer who has been helping Rana try to complete her Solo CD
    release. This man has been an incredible support throughout Rana's
    struggle
    since she got extremely ill last October. He shut his studio down and
    moved
    the entire setup into Rana and my living room. This allowed Rana to be
    able
    to work on the recordings whenever she had the strength to do so,
    whether it
    was 15 minutes or 8 hours, he has been there for her. He and Rana had
    just
    started to do test mixes on the songs in the last couple of weeks. I
    may be
    prejudiced, because I LOVE HER WITH EVERY ATOM OF MY BEING, with every
    moment that I've been blessed to spend with her, but I think Rana
    should be
    extremely proud of what she has created. She meant every note, every
    word,
    every nuance that went into this recording. I hope that others will
    have the
    chance to enjoy this effort, regardless of what happens with Rana in
    the
    next few days Jeff and I will be doing everything possible to get the
    recording released. Ideally there should be another 2 songs recorded to
    fill
    out the CD - I was thinking that if any other bass players/musicians
    would
    be interested in submitting and recording a song or two in dedication
    to the
    instrument that she loves - the bass.

    Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers, and if anyone wants to be
    updated, etc., please feel free to contact me at:
    medical@zuperchicken.com or leave a message if I don't
    answer.

    Sorry for the length of the post, I hope I didn't irritate too many
    people
    with it. Also, let me know if anyone would like an occasional update
    (much
    shorter) posted to the mailing list. Thank you.

    John Ross, loving husband of Rana "BassGirl" Ross
    www.bassgirl.com
     
  2. Mike Dimin posted a thread about this earlier. It's still sad.
     
  3. babaseen

    babaseen Don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2001
    Boston, MA
    Was her solo CD ever released?
     
  4. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.


    I was just reading this old thread today.

    And to answer your question. Sadly it wasn't. Even though professional copies were made.
     
  5. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    I am sorry to read this. :(
    It sounds like she put a lot of heart into the music she recorded for that CD. Is there any way to get a song on iTunes? I would so much love to hear it.
    Thank you.
     
  6. wagdog

    wagdog

    Mar 20, 2000
    Cold and dark
    Wow, I can't believe it's been over 10 years since Rana's passing. Strangely, I was just thinking about her today. Some cosmic clock in my head reminded me that I still miss her. I never knew her 'in the flesh' but we corresponded several times and I found her to be gracious and witty and kind. A lovely soul. I'm glad to see that someone (John?) is keeping bassgirl.com alive. I wonder if there is any way to get her last CD out there? Is it complete enough to put on Bandcamp or something? Even rough mixes would be nice to add to her legacy and keep her spirit alive.
     
  7. street67

    street67

    Sep 25, 2013
    Hi -

    Just to let you know, Rana's cd, Finally, has been available on cdbaby.com since 2007.

    I hope this helps. Enjoy! She's ass-kicking wonderful ;)

    Reesa (Rana's sister)
     
  8. wagdog

    wagdog

    Mar 20, 2000
    Cold and dark
    Thanks Reesa, I'm glad to hear it was released. Just ordered it and am looking forward to cranking it!
    Dan