Fat Wreck Chords have announced the date & time for the Tony Sly memorial, which will be open to the public. Here’s your chance to pay tribute to the No Use For A Name frontman! The label suggests arriving early so I would take that under advisement. Fat Wreck Chords also commented that Sly passed away peacefully in his sleep, but not sure what the cause of death is. Either way, the punk rock community is still shocked and upset over the Tony Sly’s passing. Visit here to learn how you can donate to the Tony Sly memorial fund.
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The loss of a loved one is a stark reminder of how short life really is, especially when they go before their time. Last week, Tony Sly was taken too soon, dying peacefully in his sleep at age 41. He is survived by his wife Brigitte, their two daughters Fiona and Keira, his brothers Mike and Jonathan Sly, and his parents Pauline and John Sly. In our time of grief it has been the stories from all over the world shared by band members, friends, and fans that have brought solace in an inconsolable time. To his family, he was a loving husband, a father, a brother, and a son; to us he was a loyal friend, an artist, a poet, and a philosopher. He was a man unafraid to bare his soul to the world. Throughout his lifetime as a musician, whether it was fronting No Use For a Name, or during his solo career, it was as if he was speaking directly to each of us, and because of that, each of us felt a special connection to him. Of course the real connection was to his family, and his loved ones, but somehow when he sang “International You Day” (for Brigitte of course) you felt that he was singing to you. Thank you, Brigitte, Fiona, and Keira, for sharing him with us. He was loved by so many, and will be forever missed.
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