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Old Feb-06-2008, 7:25 AM
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Sad/UnHappy Mel's illness

It is with much sadness that Mel has asked me to inform his friends and fans on GHPG that his illness has, in the last few days, been declared terminal.

His hope is that he may reach his 60th birthday on March 8.

I spent a few hours with him last night, and he's in good spirits. We had a few drinks, a few tears and loads of laughs.

I left him with my spirits lifted and at peace with the situation – a peace he would wish you all to share.
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Old Feb-06-2008, 7:45 AM
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You're in our prayers and in our hearts, Mel.

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Old Feb-06-2008, 7:55 AM
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I am speechless.
Mel, I can only tell you I will be praying for you and your family.

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Old Feb-06-2008, 8:01 AM
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AND WE WANT A MAILING ADDRESS.


AND AS SOON AS WE GET THIS ADDRESS,
I'LL BE SENDING A SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY CARD
TO ENGLAND, WITH MY LOVE TO MEL

AND I THINK THAT THE REST OF US SHOULD, TOO.
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Old Feb-06-2008, 8:02 AM
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That's a birthday that I will celebrate with all my heart, sadness and joy, from now on. I know that I know I will shake your hand and tell you thanks so much for the music.
Peace, Mel.
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Old Feb-06-2008, 8:10 AM
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I have no words.
Mel, we'll be praying for you & yours as hard as we can.
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Old Feb-06-2008, 8:15 AM
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I am very heartbroken and sad to hear of this. My thoughts and prayers will continue to go out to Mel and his family and friends. I have added him and his family to our prayer group list at work as well. There will be a lot of people praying here.

His music has been very special to me in my life and will always be.
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Old Feb-06-2008, 8:16 AM
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Mel's Illness

God bless you, Mel.....you're in my prayers......
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Old Feb-06-2008, 8:54 AM
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I’m so sorry to hear this, but as I have learned from watching my own father fight with lung cancer this last year, no one’s fate is ever certain, and every day is its own reward, so carry on, live life to the fullest , and know that people’s thoughts are always with you.

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Old Feb-06-2008, 9:22 AM
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What a shock! I think the mailing address is a good idea! Thoughts & prayers for you Mel!!!

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Old Feb-06-2008, 10:19 AM
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Any words seem grossly inadequate at a time like this - I wish you peace & serenity.
Thank you for the pleasure you have given so many with your God-given talent in the past.

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Old Feb-06-2008, 11:34 AM
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words cannot express...........


Mel is a true gentleman and its an honour to have him as my friend.

Quite a few of you have my snail-mail address if you want to send a card over for me to pass on. if you dont then PM me.

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Old Feb-06-2008, 11:48 AM
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I can't find the adequate words to express my feelings, my prayers are for you Mel.

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Old Feb-06-2008, 11:54 AM
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I cant believe what Im reading here. My thoughts are with family and friends. Im sorry I dont know what to say.......this is a huge shock.
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Old Feb-06-2008, 12:04 PM
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There are no words.
I'll put some music on now.
Music for the soul.

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Old Feb-06-2008, 12:41 PM
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Quite a few of you have my snail-mail address if you want to send a card over for me to pass on. if you dont then PM me.

It's done Wolfy.

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Thinking and praying for you Mel.

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If I could only find the words...

There are several emotions swirling through me right now..just trying to take it in....I could be angry at this cruel thrust at a man that was playing again and rediscovering his love for performing.....I could be sad for his family....I don't know what to feel at this moment.

But I will take some time and lay my thoughts down...for it is writing about it that will ease the pain...

God bless you Mel...

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Old Feb-06-2008, 1:39 PM
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OK, Paul.

My........card for Mel, will be sent to your address.

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Old Feb-06-2008, 1:59 PM
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I got your address Paul and will be putting something in the mail before the week is out. I will be in touch.
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Old Feb-06-2008, 2:09 PM
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Old Feb-06-2008, 2:13 PM
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Be patient friends, I need to check with Mel that's it's OK to post his home address. I feel it will be OK, but I want to hear from him and he's not taking calls this evening.

I'll post tomorrow.
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Old Feb-06-2008, 2:31 PM
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If we send mail to Paul, and he hand delivers it, that would be fine.

We certainly wouldn't need to have Mel's home address,

if that might cause any problem for the family's privacy.

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Old Feb-06-2008, 3:16 PM
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I've only just found this thread.....I don't know what to say.

Big love to Mel & family, and all those who will be as stunned as I am by this news.
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Old Feb-06-2008, 3:28 PM
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Still at a loss for words since finding out the news.

Lots of love and positive thoughts go out to the Galley family.

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Old Feb-06-2008, 3:30 PM
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damm i dont know what to say-i feel like i just got punched
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Old Feb-06-2008, 3:39 PM
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Im very sad to hear it.
As Paul said, words cannot or hardly express what we feel at this moment. I will send you something, Paul, and will probably give u a call these days, mate.
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Old Feb-06-2008, 4:11 PM
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Paul and John please pass on Shirean and I's prayers and warmest thoughts to Mel and his family. The news is of course devastating. Having lost a parent each quite suddenly over the last couple of years, we understand what friends and family must be going through - it's not easy, but does slowly get better, although whenever we hear of friends who are suffering, it does set us back. It's rough.

As you may have seen and heard via his latest MySpace message, GLENN has offered to everyone, to send their personal notes and best wishes to Mel via his PO Box - he will pass those along to Mel and family personally, when they have Mel's 60th Birthday party on March 8th.

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Old Feb-06-2008, 5:00 PM
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I'm gutted, and I can't even begin to imagine how Mel's family & friends must be feeling right now. I just listened to Glenn's new message, and I can hear the pain when he speaks of Mel. These guys have known each other for ever.....

I just want to add that Mel is one of the nicest guys around, as anyone who has met him will agree. I had the privilege of meeting him a few times in the '70's at some Trapeze gigs, and he was always happy to chat and spend some time with fans. A true gentleman. I hope to raise a glass or two to Mel on March 8th.

Thanks to Glenn & David for the PO box info.

Can't think of anything else to say.......
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Man! I've been offline for a while and returned today to this news. I am absolutely shattered and my thoughts and prayers go out to Mel and his family. God bless ya, mate.
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