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Fans invited to pay their respects to Levon Helm at his Woodstock home

Fans invited to pay their respects to Levon Helm at his Woodstock home

Fans of Levon Helm, who passed away last week at the age of 71, have been invited to his home and studio today [April 26] to pay their respects to the vocalist and drummer.

A message posted on Helm’s website reads: "Levon's friends & fans are invited to pay their final respects on Thursday, April 26, 2012 between the hours of 10am. and 3pm. at his home/studio in Woodstock."

It is here where Helm hosted his famous Midnight Ramble gigs.

Helm passed away from throat cancer on April 19. Following his death a number of artists paid tribute to the musician.

Bob Dylan wrote on his website:
"He was my bosom buddy friend to the end, one of the last true great spirits of my or any other generation. This is just so sad to talk about. I still can remember the first day I met him and the last day I saw him. We go back pretty far and had been through some trials together. I'm going to miss him, as I'm sure a whole lot of others will too."

Helm's former bandmate Garth Hudson, wrote: Levon "I am so terribly sad. Thank you for 50 years of friendship and music. Memories that live on with us. No more sorrows, no more troubles, no more pain. He went peacefully to that beautiful marvellous place. Levon, I'm proud of you."


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