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Jeff Healey

Born: 1966-02-25 - Died: 2008-03-02
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Death Summary: Healey was 41 years old when cancer claimed his life only month before the release of his first rock album in 8 years (he had taken a turn to Jazz).

Healey at actually defeated cancer once before after losing his eyes to it, but after nearly 38 years, he developed Sarcoma (a supportive tissue cancer) which ended up killing him.

Who was Jeff Healey : Norman Jeffrey Healey was a Canadian blues-rock musician who lost his eye sight when he was only 8 months old.

He formed his first band when he was seventeen and rocked out in his trademark guitar-across-the-lap style for many years, eventually being discovered by Stevie Ray Vaughn and earning several hits such as "Angel Eyes" and the Grammy-nominated "Hideaway".

Action movie fans will always remember him as Cody, the musician friend of Patrick Swayze's Dalton in the 80s action slugfest Roadhouse.

Web site: http://www.jeffhealey.com
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34 Signatures in Jeff Healey's guestbook

  1. Donnie Manues Says:

    Loved your music and was amazed by your talent. I can’t wait to hear you in heaven.

  2. Gale Says:

    Loved your music, you were a wonderful talent and this is a loss to the music world and to your fans.Rest in peace, make beautiful music in Heaven.

  3. Keith Says:

    Keep rockin Bro…..Peace

  4. Tereka Smith Says:

    Seems loke a hard life that was endured with so much perseverance. Why do some of us have such trials. Jeff handled his with style and a will to live always through all the diversities! God Bless Angel!

  5. tammie Says:

    jeff was a good player and song writter. Will miss partying with the band when they were in cedar rapids, iowa. Will miss you my friend

  6. Tammie E. Says:

    So sad that you are gone…loved you in roadhouse..love the music…could always tell it came from the heart….Rest in Peace! You will be missed, but never forgotten!

  7. James Says:

    You where a great rocker….rest in peace

  8. Rebel Says:

    My eyes are crying…how could the angels take him…such talent and I was looking forward to hearing more…I guess I’ll have to wait until I get to heaven…see you soon

  9. Heather Says:

    you had talent. RIP

  10. Amy Says:

    You’re music plays on at my house! I will always be a big fan. You were truly one of a kind and we miss you, Jeff. So much power and energy and life in your music!

  11. sean Says:

    sweet,sweet sweet sound!that’s how a strat was meant to sound.rest well my friend.

    sean 12/01/2011

  12. Shannon Bowman Says:

    Angel eyes has been one of my favorite songs, cried many tears with this song. You are missed!

  13. Misifu Says:

    I always loved you & your music. I’ll always remember you.

  14. John Evans Says:

    Another lamented legend.RIP with Gary Moore.

  15. sue smits Says:

    a new soul for heaven

  16. Amanda Says:

    Just saw roadhouse again. Your music & soul always moves me. I googled your music

    Im so sorry that you passed away so young.

    What a trooper you are bro.

    Keep playing in heaven.

    God bless you

  17. tessa Says:

    Angel Eyes was the theme song to my jr high years 🙂 Every friday night at the skating rink it was played atleast 100 times. B12, i pushed that button allot myself, i got my 1st kiss to this song. it will always bring me great memories thank you so much for that. God must have had bigger plans for you rest in peace.

  18. Lisa Says:

    I loved your music and I enjoyed seeing you in the movie,”Road House” with the late Patrick Swayze. RIP

  19. Max Stevens Says:

    Hey Jeff how many fingers am I holding up? Hahahahahaha bitch.

  20. Dan Mickel Says:

    Jeff was a dear friend that i met 4 years before he died , we shared a common problem that we both learned how to deal with in our own way ! he was a great singer and a good friend ! ill miss you jeff!

  21. Erin Says:

    Angel Eyes was one of my all time favorite. My three year old son just lost one of his eyes to retinoblastoma, the same cancer that took both of your eyes. I am confident that he will leads a full and happy life like you did… just much too short. RIP.

  22. Erin Says:

    Angel Eyes was one of my all time favorite. My three year old son just lost one of his eyes to retinoblastoma, the same cancer that took both of your eyes. I am confident that he will lead a full and happy life like you did… just much too short. RIP.

  23. SGT. Anthony Duncan Says:

    Loved his music and role in Road House, Jeff I will see you in heaven “when the night comes fallin from the sky”

  24. Eddie Quintin Says:

    Angel Eyes was a gift to all of us , God bless

  25. Don Kipp Says:

    love the music you and pat left us way to soon

  26. Corey Says:

    You were an awesome singer,you will always be remembered thanks for all the great music!

  27. Vic Seaton Says:

    One of the world most talented guitar players ever.Seems that the best always seem to die to young.

  28. freck Says:

    rock on jeff, your now in rock-n-roll heaven.

  29. James Bloedel Says:

    Thanks for all the great music Jeff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. Margaret Gibson Says:

    I was devestated to find out this wonderful muscian and person has passed. I began to love his music from Roadhouse the Movie, he did a great job in the movie also. Rest in peace now your with SteveyRay again! lucky you! Well will miss you sweet personality.

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