Casey Bloom Death, Obituary – Yesterday, when I arrived at the location where we were about to play a show that many people were looking forward to seeing, I was met with some tragic news. On the day before the performance that was supposed to take place, a member of our band who was considered to be the most knowledgeable and skillful went away. In my state of shock, right before stepping onstage, I wrote something that was evidently highly misconstrued by those who saw it, as being crude and uncaring.
I was encouraged to carry through with singing a few songs in his honor by those band members who were present, and I did so. However, it appears that some of those who read it found it offensive. It was something that I truly thought he would have said himself, and it was actually what I felt was being said to me, with the urge to get up and sing in spite of being physically and psychologically numb. That is the farthest thing from the truth that it is possible to get.
Even though I had only known Casey for a little bit more than a year, I felt the affection of a brother toward him. I felt as though someone was eager to collaborate with me, to motivate and inspire me to perform at my most best on stage. I would want to begin by extending an apologies to anyone who may have been hurt as a result of what I said, and then I would like to make it quite clear that I did not mean what I said in the context in which it was interpreted.
Casey Bloom, you will be missed by so many people, and we pray that you rest in peace knowing that you are loved.