Thursday, January 21, 2010

Paul Quarrington Passes Away at 56

Award-winning Canadian author (Whale Music, The Spirit Cabinet) and musician died on Thursday of lung cancer. He was 56.

From his Web site:
In May 2009, Paul was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. From May 2009 to January 2010 he channeled his prodigious creative energy into the completion of many artistic endeavours, included his first solo CD release, the third PorkBellys Futures CD release, his memoir for Greystone Books, “Cigar Box Banjo,” the documentary film inspired by the book, “Life in Music”, and much more.

His brave battle ended on January 21, 2010. He passed peacefully at home in Toronto in the early hours surrounded by friends and family. It is comforting to know that he didn’t suffer; he was calm and quiet holding hands with those who were closest to him.
Contributions to the Quarrington Arts Society are being accepted in his honor.



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