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Ron Thorne - RIP

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Ron Thorne, man of the world, Jazz drummer and all around great guy died a few hours ago after a decade-long battle with COPD. Ron was 76. My condolences to his wife Patty, who was by his side to the end.

I met Ron on the Jazz Corner and considered him one of my on-line friends. It's weird that we never meet some of these "friends" but still feel the loss as if they lived down the street.

Ron's son Justin posted this on FB:

After a lengthy, nearly 11-year battle with COPD, my father Ron Thorne has left us today, in his sleep in the early hours of his 76th birthday. Very happy to have been by his side for the final 6 days, and to surround him with as much of his favorite music as circumstances allowed. For a patient who was ruled out of surviving countless times, he outdid every prognosis they made, and always did everything on his terms.

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Ah, man.  When I was first getting into jazz, JC was such a great resource and Ron was a big part of that.  As he studied with Alan Dawson, he even tracked down a copy of Dawson's then-rare Waltzin' with Flo for me.  RIP.

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Ron was an outstanding friend. R.I.P.

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Sad to hear. RIP.

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A remarkable man who will be missed.

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I'm starting to think the name of this board should be changed to obitissimo.org

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2 minutes ago, Captain Howdy said:

I'm starting to think the name of this board should be changed to obitissimo.org

Eventually, if the board is still around by then, you'll be listed here too.  We all have to go sometime.

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1 hour ago, bresna said:

Eventually, if the board is still around by then, you'll be listed here too.  We all have to go sometime.

Me? I'll just disappear. Maybe one day someone will say "Captain Howdy hasn't posted any of his irrelevant inanities for a while; do you think he's dead?" 

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9 hours ago, Captain Howdy said:

I'm starting to think the name of this board should be changed to obitissimo.org

I'm starting to think that you shouldn't post on obit threads.

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Ron was a great and unique guy.  I regret never having met him in the flesh, although we were in communication for more than 20 years. 

RIP  :(

 

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Ron Thorne's son Justin (jtx), an administrator of jazztalk.net, has posted a beautiful tribute to Ron in the form of a banner there. If you wish, go take a look ---

https://jazztalk.net/index.php

Edited by bluenoter

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