It appears that Levon Helm’s long battle with cancer nearing an end, and it is not ending as any of us wished. His wife and daughter announced on his website that the 71-year-old native of Marvell, AR was “in the final stages of his battle with cancer”.
Helm, known as the lead singer and drummer for the Band, will also be remembered for his role as Loretta Lynn’s father, Ted Webb, in the epic COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER. After beating throat cancer several years ago, he got himself by hosting what he called Midnight Rambles at his farm in Woodstock, NY, that drew great musicians from everywhere to play long into the night.
For me, this will always be my favorite remembrance; go in peace and love and remember Levon and his family in your thoughts and prayers.