Tag Archives: Cancer

Happy Birthday, Tony Iommi!

Tony Iommi Portrait With Guitar
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Tony Iommi, guitarist for Black Sabbath was born on this day February 19th, in 1948. While this Birthday finds Tony not in the best of health, Worleygig.com wishes Tony a successful treatment and speedy recovery so that he can get back to the business of making music that’s hard enough to crack a skull! Happy Birthday, Tony!

Remembering Johnny Ramone


Johnny Ramones’ Grave Marker at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA (Click Image to enlarge)

Ramones’ Guitarist Johnny Ramone (Born John Cummings) passed away from prostate cancer on this day, September 15, in 2004. He was 55 years old.

RIP Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

Actor and classically trained dancer Patrick Swayze, star of the blockbuster films Dirty Dancing and Ghost has passed away in Los Angeles after losing his two year batter with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

I’ll See You on the Dark Side of the Moon: RIP Rick Wright


Old School Pink Floyd  (L-R) Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Syd Barrett and Rick Wright

Pink Floyd keyboard player and founding member Richard “Rick” Wright has died on September 15th, 2008 after a short struggle with cancer. He was 65. Wright was a member of Pink Floyd from their first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn in 1967 alongside lead guitarist Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick Mason. David Gilmour joined the band at the start of 1968 while Barrett left the group shortly afterwards. Wright penned songs on classic albums including The Dark Side Of The Moon“The Great Gig In The Sky” and “Us And Them” – and Wish You Were Here.

Enuff Z’Nuff Drummer Ricky Parent Succumbs to Cancer

Ricky, Rikki, Gail & Mike, 2001
Ricky, Rikki Rockett, Me and Mike Fasano, Glam Slam Metal Jam at Jones Beach, 2001

I’m a little late to the game on this one but I just found out that Ricky Parent lost his long battle with cancer on October 27th, 2007. He was 44 years old. Ricky played drums for one of my favorite bands, Enuff Z’Nuff and he was a super sweet guy and a great drummer. I first heard that Ricky had cancer a few years ago, when Enuff Z’Nuff’s former manager hooked us up with the idea that I might use my skills as a Reiki practitioner to help Ricky with his recovery. Sadly, we could never make that happen, but until this afternoon I thought Ricky had recovered from his illness. My heart goes out to Ricky’s family, friends and bandmates on hearing this sad news.