Sad, rad.

I’ve just heard the sad news that Paul Hester, the former drummer from Crowded House, (among other things), has been found dead in a Melbourne park, having taken his own life.

Of all my Crowded House/Paul Hester memories, the one that comes to mind was from an article in RTR Countdown magazine from 1986. The article was about Crowded House’s success in America and their new American fans. Illustrating the story were photos of some fan mail from America. On one letter, written in black ink on red paper, was “Paul is rad!!”

And that is the best way I can think of describing him.

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