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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2015 at 16:01

There is a statement from his son on the Gong website:

Hello, I'm Daevid Allen's youngest son and his current carer. It was suggested to me recently that perhaps I should blog a bit about his current day to day condition, to keep the fans in the loop. While I decided against actually starting a blog, I thought maybe an update here and there wouldn't be remiss of me.

Dad is in quite a lot of pain at the moment, most of it sourcing from an open wound on his neck that will not close over because of a suspected cancerous origin. While this is fairly easy for me to attend to, it makes it difficult for him to move his head/left shoulder- and has become an almost constant source of pain. To help manage this we have been using special opiate patches on top of his regular intake of painkillers. The most significant downside to this is a loss of cognitive awareness- making him very hazy about his surroundings and situation.

In an effort to bring back a modicum of his usual bright-eyed wit, our nurse was helping me experiment with the opiates' dosage over the last couple of days. Sadly, as it often does with cases like this, it comes down to either having a high dosage with no pain and a comfortable, drifting awareness or a few hours a day of mental acuity with intense discomfort and pain.

Obviously we are going with the former option with his happiness and comfort being my top priority. He still has a flow of close friends and family dropping by to spend time with him, and even when he's a bit out of it he still enjoys the company and pleasant conversation.

Unfortunately he doesn't have the energy to parse the masses of well wishes you all have been sending him, but he's aware and grateful of all the support and every now and then I'll play a little something one of you has done in the background.

For the most part he's relaxed and happy and slowly winding down in the warm comfort of his favourite chair.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2015 at 16:37
Originally posted by earlyprog earlyprog wrote:

His latest musical offering makes so much more sense to me. Him saying See You and his last words Thank You before setting off into the ether with Shakti Yoni.

Profound.

I just reviewed it last weekend and it seemed clear this was his farewell recording. I can't even begin to express how good that record is, it's like all who were involved went beyond themselves including Daevid to release the most memorable GONG album i've heard.  
Also my oldest daughter gave me a Prog magazine a few weeks ago which I haven't purchased in a couple of years because of how expensive they are, and surprise there's a really good interview with Daevid in it talking about the new album etc. 
I pray for a miracle. Broken Heart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2015 at 17:45
yeah, relax Daevid ... all the best Hug
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2015 at 17:54


picture taken 2009 in Germany ...



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2015 at 23:56
It would appear that Daevid have passed away now.
Websites I work with:

http://www.progressor.net
http://www.houseofprog.com

My profile on Mixcloud:
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 00:00
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 06:26
R.I.P.

From Planet Gong:


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 14:02
Hi,
 
 
Glissando love to you all at GAS ... and Jonny, you had a complete set of these pictures for all the members, btw!
 
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