New Zealand musician Chris Sheehan (Chris Starling) has lost his battle with cancer after being diagnosed with Metastatic Nodular Melanoma.
Sheehan died on December 18, 2014.
Sheehan had his own band The Starlings in UK from 1989 to 1994. He also worked in Curve, The Sisters of Mercy, Dance Exponents and Mutton Birds and at one stage the UK’s Babylon Zoo.
In 2013, Chris went public with his illness and started a crowd-funding project to raise funds for one last album. “I can’t justify any of my limited income to be spent on my own non-profit activities,” he said at the time. Stage 4 metastatic nodular melanoma. Clinical trials and palliative treatment only. Wife terminally ill. Dozens of rescue animals. I don’t own a computer anymore and would like a good laptop and software to see what comes out. I will not divert money from my family for selfish artistic urges. Maybe someone who enjoyed a starlings record at sometime is flush. The closest I’ve been is flushed. Anyway if no one helps I’m off the hook so nothing to lose”.
Sheehan met his goal raising close to $10,000. He used the album to make one final recording.
His music is available on Soundcloud.
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