Vince Welnick: 2/21/51 - 6/2/06
Sad news for Deadheads everywhere today as we mourn the death of Vince Welnick, the last keyboardist for The Grateful Dead. According to the Mercury News, an unofficial spokesman at the Welnick home said that "It looks like he took his own life.'' If that is true, then this tragedy is even greater in magnitude. Vince admitted that he fell into a deep depression after Jerry's death in '95. Apparently, he never fully recovered, and as a result, could not go on in this world any longer.
Myself, and I'm sure Deadheads everywhere, pass along their greatest condolences to the Welnick family in this difficult time. RIP Vince, you will be missed.
He's Gone, and nothing's going to bring him back.
PS - Thank you my ol' Deadhead friend for passing this unfortunate news along.