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Old Jun-17-2007, 11:47 PM
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Hi All-

I have some very sad news to report. Glenn has lost a big fan, I have lost one of the best friends ever... Most of the core members here know of our friend Larry Briggs. He and his wife Heather came with me to the DVD shoot... in fact, if it wasn't for them I may not have been able to go. You may have noticed that he has not been able to visit the site -as he used to (and same for me). A few months back thier life was changed forever- they lost their 4 month old infant to a crib death, just after attending Larry's son's wake, Larry lost one of his best freinds from East St. Louis (who had moved down here to Texas a year ago)... a double whammy. Their lives were just tore to pieces. Slowly, they have put it back together... things were going well- Heather is pregnant once again, life was getting back to normal. We recently went to see a very important concert (for us anyway)- when we saw Heaven and Hell... and Saturday, Larry took his new Harley to a Molly Hatchet show just outside of Houston. I was to meet him there after going to the Astro game, but it ran too late. I got a call the next morning asking if he was with me or if I had seen him- by mid afternoon we knew there was trouble.. He and Heather were to go to Galveston that afternoon to see thier much anticipated "Monte Python" performance... 3 to 4 PM we finally got word of Larry's demise. He had run off a dark rural road and crashed into a parked vehicle. We are all devestated..He has so many very good friends and a wonderful family. They and Heather really needs your prayers- they have gone through so much. I'm sorry for bringing such sadness to this forum. I'm sorry if this is inappropriate, but I know so many of you knew him here and would want to know. Rest in peace my friend...
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Old Jun-18-2007, 1:01 AM
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I am glad with this notice.REST IN PEACE and all my love for his family(deep in my heart).
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Old Jun-18-2007, 1:14 AM
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Tragic,words are not enough at times like these, I feel for everyone right now.

We should appriciate the love we have in our lives and cherish it daily.

I hope Heather and all those personally affected by the sad news can pull through this.
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Old Jun-18-2007, 3:34 AM
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Its hard to find my words again after reading this sad letter. Please send my condolences to the family and friends as we all (or the most important ones here...) knew Larry Briggs from his postings and some even personally. Im still in a state of shock and deeply saddened. Larry, we will keep you in mind, wherever you may be now..

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Old Jun-18-2007, 5:40 AM
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My thoughts and prayers go to Heather and the family.
Rest in Peace Larry Briggs. You were a huge contibutor to this site. It's a sad day for all of us.

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Old Jun-18-2007, 6:00 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss. I will also keep you and his family in my thoughts and prayers. This is so very tragic.
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Old Jun-18-2007, 6:16 AM
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There really aren't words after reading news like that.

I never had the pleasure of knowing the man but I sense he was of the same high quality as all those I have met from here.

He and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old Jun-18-2007, 6:39 AM
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Terrible, terrible news...and there just aren't any words that can make sense of it all.

My thoughts go out to everyone who knew and loved Larry.

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Old Jun-18-2007, 7:16 AM
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Rest in peace Larry. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.

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Old Jun-18-2007, 7:30 AM
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My heart goes out to Heather and my heart is truly saddened by the loss of a friend.
Larry, you will be missed.
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Old Jun-18-2007, 8:00 AM
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Some of us knew Larry personally.
Some of us (like me) knew him only from the postings here.
But that doesn't stop us from grieving for a member of "our family."

Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.
May God give you the strength that you'll need.
And try to remember the happy memories that you have.






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Old Jun-18-2007, 8:03 AM
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That is just so horrible, it left me feeling numb. My deepest, most heartfelt condolences to Larry's family. May they find the strength to get them through their (and our) terrible loss.
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Old Jun-18-2007, 8:11 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear this, Mark. It's the least thing we are prepared to deal with, and the one thing that we all have to.

He sounds like the kind of person that got a lot out of life, and that's important to remember.
My condolences.
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Old Jun-18-2007, 8:52 AM
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I am so sorry to hear of this terrible news,Mark, and obviously my thoughts & condolences go to you, his family & friends.

Life can be very cruel.

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Old Jun-18-2007, 10:08 AM
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Please send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Larry Briggs. I did not know him but did read his posts on this site.

My thoughts & prayers go to you in this difficult time. Remember the happy memories that you have.
God Bless.

Sincerely,
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Old Jun-18-2007, 11:20 AM
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Everybody, take care!
My thoughts are with you.
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Old Jun-18-2007, 11:41 AM
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Never met Larry, but prayers to Heather to give her strength to keep on moving.

Life is so fragile.
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Old Jun-18-2007, 1:32 PM
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I'm so sorry for your pain Mark. And my heart really does go out to Heather and the families involved.

I lost one of my very best friends in an almost identical tragedy not too far back and we said goodbye to him with 'End of the Line.'

God bless you all

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Old Jun-18-2007, 2:21 PM
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I feel like we are all one big family here on GHPG. Our love of music has brought us together as friends yet few of us have actually met. When one of us has bad times, we all feel it.

My thoughts and condolences to the friends and family of Larry

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Old Jun-18-2007, 2:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Grace View Post
Some of us knew Larry personally.
Some of us (like me) knew him only from the postings here.
But that doesn't stop us from grieving for a member of "our family."

It's true I am only here about a year and only read a few postings by him but such a tragedy shocks every heart and as Grace said we all feel the grief for the loss of a member of this family

I do know how useless words can be in a moment like this, so I send a silent long warm hug to Heather and all their family and friends from the bottom of my heart, you are in our thoughts

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Old Jun-18-2007, 6:27 PM
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I signed on this morning at 5:30 to check mail and browse the forum. I saw Mark's thread on the Home Page and held my breath....

I was at the DVD shoot and probably met Larry that night..so many faces and stories....What a tragic thing to happen to someone who had suffered his undue share of heartache. What do you say?? The words don't always come easy....what can you offer to help lighten this impossible burden?

To a fellow GHCP, another kindred spirit who was brought to us by a common love for Glenn Hughes....to a family man....to a man who loved the open road....It was a pleasure to make your acquaintance even if indirectly...

Rest in peace brother....

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Old Jun-18-2007, 7:07 PM
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Sincere condolences to Heather - having had the great pleasure to meet them both, it was clear Larry was one of those genuinely great guys and certainly it was obvious what an awesome buddy you have lost as well.

Keep strong for Heather and save some for yourself.
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Old Jun-18-2007, 7:13 PM
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What absolutely tragic news. Thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences to Heather, the Briggs family and to you, Mark.

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Old Jun-18-2007, 11:55 PM
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Sorry to hear the sad news. Best wishes to Larry's family and friends at this sad time.

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Old Jun-19-2007, 12:06 AM
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Condolences to Larry's family and you Mark, I'm sad one of us that was at the DVD shoot is gone. Your post is totally tasteful and appropriate. Thank you.

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Old Jun-19-2007, 1:35 AM
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Larry - your legacy will live on in the music of Glenn Hughes. Rest In Peace................................

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Old Jun-19-2007, 7:38 AM
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Hello Mark,
I am so sorry to hear about Larry. Though I never met him, he seemed like a real great guy. My prayers are with his wife and family as well as you and all of his close friends. Just keep hold of all of the good times you had with him.

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Old Jun-19-2007, 8:43 AM
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This is very, very sad to read. It brings tears to my eyes.
My condolences to family and friends. RIP Larry
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Old Jun-19-2007, 12:54 PM
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Hello,

my sincere condolences to the Larry's family, he was a very active member. R.I.P. Larry. A very sad news.

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Old Jun-19-2007, 1:59 PM
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My deepest sympathies to Heather and Larry's family, and also to Mark.

Since Larry and I were both from the St. Louis area of the mid-west, I had the pleasure of having some private emails with Larry about sports in St. Louis. Especially the Cardinals winning the World Series last year.

Take care everyone.
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