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RIP Jim Calhoun

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

  1. Jefenator


    Aug 22, 2008
    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


    Feb 12, 2007
    R.I.P. Jim
  3. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    RIP,...we didn't cross paths much but you are remembered fondly.
  4. 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:
  5. Jefenator


    Aug 22, 2008
    I'm starting another thread on the DB side where Jim was more active.


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

    MIJ-VI Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    R.I.P. fellow bassist Jim Calhoun.
  7. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    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?
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    My condolences to his family. RIP:(
  9. ubado


    Mar 7, 2007
    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.
  10. Jefenator


    Aug 22, 2008
    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.
  11. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    My sincere condolences to those that knew him.
  12. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    OMG, how sad. :(
  13. Mazatleco17


    Mar 27, 2008
  14. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    wow, that's sad :( RIP Jim, god bless ya.
  16. bellwood


    Jul 21, 2005
    Ashland Oregon
    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.
  17. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Oh no. That's horrible. I've tossed a few chuckles back and forth with him. What a bummer. Farethewell my friend. :(
  18. Jefenator


    Aug 22, 2008
    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:


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


    Apr 27, 2006
    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.
  20. bellwood


    Jul 21, 2005
    Ashland Oregon
    Thanks Jeff