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Red West has died

Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:42 pm

Just got the news Red West passed away last night

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Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:43 pm

RIP.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:44 pm

Sad news r.i.p red

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:47 pm

sylvain wrote:Just got the news Red West passed away last night


Red's Wiki page does not show he has left us and I cannot find anything on the internet about this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_West

When making a post like this, a LINK to the source is very important. You've done this before, posting a death notice without attribution, and it is very disrespectful to all those who care, not to mention the West family.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:52 pm

He was at sonny west's funeral.
He looked strong as a rock just some weeks ago.
This is surprising.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:56 pm

Source?

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:56 pm

Sad news. Terrible year in the Elvis world.....so far.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:57 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
sylvain wrote:Just got the news Red West passed away last night


Red's Wiki page does not show he has left us and I cannot find anything on the internet about this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_West

When making a post like this, a LINK to the source is very important. You've done this before, posting a death notice without attribution, and it is very disrespectful to all those who care, not to mention the West family.


Andrew Hearn (Essential Elvis) got the news from members of Red's family.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:00 pm

That's surprising in a way because unlike Sonny West or Joe Esposito you didn't hear about Red West being sick. Although he was 80 years old and I'm sure he had his share of ailments. Once you get to be a certain age you don't know how long your going to be here.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:03 pm

Tony C wrote:Andrew Hearn (Essential Elvis) got the news from members of Red's family.



Well, that's helpful, thank you for caring enough to provide us with a source.

I actually found a page on his site that mentions this sad news:


Red West Has Died

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Red West has passed away, it’s true. I spoke to his family minutes ago to confirm. He died peacefully. Every time one of these guys leaves us, they take part of the Elvis story with them. Today I mourn my friend, and I mourn the Elvis world.

http://www.essentialelvis.com/blog/?p=5942



So far, this is the only online notice.
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Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:18 pm

He had a aneurysm according to paul austin boensch III.. (the guy who played kid elvis in this is elvis)

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... =528233827

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:24 pm

Johnny2523 wrote:He had a aneurysm according to paul austin boensch III.. (the guy who played kid elvis in this is elvis)

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155393390703828&id=528233827



http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1002603/bio

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:28 pm

RIP Red you will be missed!

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:33 pm

Damn, bad news.
I admired Red a lot for his acting talent and career.
But even more for trying to keep his friend on the right track that only led to frustration and the Graceland exit.

RIP big man.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:37 pm

RIP Red

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:38 pm

Unfortunately, it's true, i have a friend who has been told direct from the West family.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:40 pm

Sad news RIP Red.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:44 pm

R.I.P. Red..so soon after Sonny.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:47 pm

Sad and unexpected news; Red was one of the good guys, and very talented also.
May he rest in peace.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:47 pm

R.I.P. Robert Gene 'Red' West.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:49 pm

Very sad news. The end of an era.

Thanks for the memories Red, time to go catch up with your friend.

"There'll be no tears, there'll be no regretting..."

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:05 pm

He had a good innings but may he rest in peace

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:06 pm

very sad.

Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:11 pm

Red was definitely Elvis' protector and he loved his former boss and friend until the very end. He was absolutely my favorite member of the Memphis Mafia.

"If you cut his hair, you're gonna have to cut mine, too." Classic! Conversation over.

Goodbye, Red. You were one of the good ones. Give the boss a high five for us.

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Re: Red West

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:13 pm

Damn, Red wrote one of my all time favorite Holiday songs, If Everyday Was Like Christmas, on top of being a great friend to Elvis.

May he R.I.P.