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 Post subject: Ex-Crimson Glory singer Midnight dead at 47...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:39 pm 
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I am in complete and utter shock! Midnight was one of my favorite singers... life isn't freaking fair. :cry:

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has learned that former CRIMSON GLORY frontman Midnight passed away earlier today (Wednesday, July 8th) from "total kidney and liver failure." He was 47 years old.

According to JON OLIVA'S PAIN guitarist Matt LaPorte, who played on some of Midnight's recent solo recordings, the singer spent his final hours surrounded by his mother, brother, daughter as well as members of CRIMSON GLORY, SAVATAGE, and JON OLIVA'S PAIN. His death occurred at 3:45 a.m EST at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

"I will miss my partner Midnight — the greatest voice and friend I've ever known," LaPorte told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. He added, "In spite of his demons, [Midnight] was a beautiful soul who constantly changed the lives of those he met and came into contact with."

R.I.P. Midnight

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:27 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:26 pm 
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Sad news. 47 is waaaaay to young!! :cry:

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I didn't know Midnight as well as the other guys, but he was very soft spoken and affable any time I met up with him. I was just as surprised to hear the news. The remaining band members, friends and family had a memorial tribute to him on Siesta beach, in Sarasota.

Here's a link to the local newspaper article. Hope the link still works: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20 ... /907101038

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:38 am 
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Thanks for posting, John... nice to hear from someone who knew him, even a little. I wanted to go to that memorial, but couldn't pull things together in time. Judging by the photos I saw, it was quite the turnout.
I am doing everything I can to get to ProgPower in Atlanta this year to see Crimson Glory play. They're doing a special tribute to Midnight, and several vocalists have stepped up, wanting to sing Midnight's songs with the band, including current CG vocalist Wade Black, Zak Stevens, Lance King, Nils K. Rue, Chris Salinas, Ronny Monroe, Andy Franck, Sean Peck, Danilo Herbert, Joakim Brodén, Michael Eriksen, David Van Landing and Jon Drenning's wife Danae with more to be announced... I wonder if Jon Oliva will make an appearance?

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I was in North Carolina at the time and couldn't make it to the get together on the beach. Where did you see pictures posted, from the Crimson site?

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They are on Mid's MySpace page... here's a direct link to his photos there.
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewAlbums&friendID=66769553

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