Davey Curtis, sometimes known as `Geordie Dave` is one of my dearest friends, and he writes:
I have such a sorry tale to tell you it is hard to know how to begin!
My father passed away on Saturday after such a long illness I was wondering just how much pain can a human body take!But being an "Auld Pitman" my father took all that cancer could throw at him and he went out fighting at the ripe old age of 78.He was born in 1931 in the village of Murton County Durham, left school at the age of 15 and worked underground in the Seaham pits untill he retired when the mines closed after Thatcher had her wicked way. It was after reading one of my Dad's books "In Seach Of Myths And Monsters" as a kid, that I got into "Weird Shit" as you call it, and so met you Jonny Boy!
So Cheers Robert Brown Curtis and rest in peace Dad. I Love you.
Our hearts go out to you and yours at this time dude...