Angel Eyes

TORONTO (AP) — Blind rock and jazz musician Jeff Healey has died after a lifelong battle against cancer. He was 41.

Healey died Sunday evening in a Toronto hospital, said bandmate Colin Bray, who was in the room with Healey’s family when the guitarist died.

The Grammy-nominated Healey rose to stardom as the leader of the Jeff Healey Band, a rock-oriented trio that gained international acclaim and platinum record sales with the 1988 album “See the Light.” The album included the hit single “Angel Eyes.”

Healey had battled cancer since age 1, when a rare form of retinal cancer known as Retinoblastoma claimed his eyesight.


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  1. I liked Jeff Healey. I wonder if he got a secondary cancer from the retinoblastoma treatments. Generally, kids with retino suffered the loss of eyesight but do rather well. The sucky part about cancer treatments is that sometimes chemo and radiation leaves survivors at risk for other cancers.

    • nocatz on March 3, 2008 at 23:55

    of kicking ass with the best of them.  I posted this just the other day.  

    • DWG on March 4, 2008 at 16:14

    Condolences to his family, friends, and fans.

    • Mu on March 5, 2008 at 00:43

    And when the likes of John Hiatt covers your songs, you know you’re doing something right.  

    Another good person gone too soon. . . .

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