Australian alt-Country singer Karl Broadie has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Only last Sunday Karl’s friends Brooke McClymont, Adam Eckersley, Luke O’Shea, Jasmine Rae, Harry Hookey, Katie Brianna, Caitlin Harnett, Adam Young and Den Hanrahan held the Concert for Karl at the Rooty Hill RSL Club in Sydney.
Karl’s mother Margaret Ingrassia and his partner Rachel Webster made the announcement in Karl’s Facebook page.
To all our friends and family out there, We have the sad news to convey that Karl peacefully passed on in the early hours of this morning. We greatly appreciate the endless love and support that has been given and would ask for your continued understanding in allowing us some private time now.
Much love, his mum Margaret Ingrassia and partner Rachel Webster and families.
Karl was a recipient of the International Songwriting Contest (Americana category) in 2005. He also won Golden Guitar Nominee 2014 for Alt-Country Album of The Year Published by Mushroom Music. Karl Broadie had hundreds of co-writes and has a multitude of cuts on other artist’s records.
A statement from APRA reads:
APRA AMCOS was deeply saddened to learn that our much-loved friend, Ambassador and former colleague Karl Broadie lost his battle with cancer this morning, 19 April 2016.
Karl was a tremendous songwriter and creative soul who lived and breathed music. His contribution to APRA AMCOS and the music community will always be remembered, and his loss will be deeply felt.
APRA Board member and songwriter Brendan Gallagher paid tribute to Karl:
“It was a terrible blow to learn today that my friend Karl Broadie had got away. We played gigs together, made records together and for a time he was my neighbour in Sydney.
“My mother used to say, ‘old die soon, young die any time’. Ain’t that the truth. In his short time on this planet Karl did many great things. He fathered and cared for two fine sons, Oskar and Travis. He wrote beautiful songs and played them in the hotels and theatres and public places all around Australia, making fast friends wherever he ventured. In doing so he wove himself into the cultural fabric of his adopted country. He was one of the good ones.
“My heart goes out to his family and friends.”
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