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UPDATED: Rest In Peace: Fast Eddie – He's gone… (Edward James Kelley September 11, 1961 – July 23, 2014) | Deadheadland

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From HALSTED N. GRAY – CAREW & ENGLISH Funeral Home

Edward James Kelley
“FAST EDDIE”

Fare thee well our Brother …Rainbow Warrior …and the true American Hippie Dead Head! Edweiser sailed his wings the eve of July 23, 2014, joining all those who have already made their departure to Terrapin! Born in Whitehall, New York, he is survived by 9 siblings, one daughter, 6 grandchildren and literally thousands of brothers and sisters coast to coast and beyond. For over thirty years he shined his Lovelight on tour with the Grateful Dead and had an influence that was beyond words. “If we had to explain, you wouldn’t understand!” He ran hard and fast with the Crew and was generous to his Family and so many others. He loved music and art and making people “smile”. Come celebrate his life with the Family, Tuesday, July 29 at HALSTED N. GRAY – CAREW & ENGLISH Funeral Home, 1123 Sutter Street, San Francisco, from 3-7 p.m. with a service at 6 p.m…..We love you more than words can tell!
– See more at: http://www.halstedngray.com/obituary/Edward-James-Kelley/San-Francisco-CA/1404593#sthash.skXDmndO.dpuf

Memorial: Sunday July 27th, 5-7pm, Jammin On Haight

Anyone who spent time on the lot, probably knew Fast Eddie – if not by name, then by sight… And many have a tale or two to tell about their encounter with Eddie. I have a few myself, though nothing I can share!

A real life character, he lived his life his way. A rainbow brother on the road.

Having gone through chemo and such in recent times, Eddie still made it to shows with the help of friends. He passed with a friend rubbing his back, letting him know Jerry and other friends are there to greet him. He’s gone…

May the four winds blow you safely home Fast Eddie.

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