This sad news just in from Jimmy Rae, via his mailing list.
I got a phone call just before 8 am today to tell me the very sad news that Robin Adams, our bass player died this morning. Rob had been ill in hospital for several weeks, bravely battling a seemingly endless series of complications resulting from a heart infection he has had for a couple of years.
Iain (Morton, my drummer) and I last visited Rob a couple of weeks ago when his condition had temprorarily improved although we were quite shocked to see how frail he looked. I think I’d resigned myself to the fact that he probably wouldn’t be rejoining us for a very long time, if ever, but I never stopped believing we would make it out of there on his own two legs.
Sadly those hopes have now been dashed and I know I speak for all of us in the band when I say how much we will miss him. Rob was a fabulous bass player, a lovely, kind-hearted, giant of a guy who gave us many, many laughs. It says a lot about him that even though he only managed to play 5 gigs with us over the last 2 years, we all feel like we’ve lost a real friend. My heart goes out to his family and friends and particularly Benjy and Sammy, the two lovely children he leaves behind. Such sad news.
God bless you, big fella, and thank you for walking the fire with us. x
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