Wednesday, February 12, 2014

MaxJazz Owner Richard McDonnell Passes Away At 68.

Most of you are aware of the passing of Richard McDonnell.

I felt compelled to make a few comments, information you may not be aware of.
Richard McDonnell was an early champion of this web site. In my contact with Richard I found him to be a sincere and genuine person with a passion for music and integrity that is rare in a business that so desperately needs a sense of decency.

When Richard learned of my diagnoses of liver disease,  he would regularly send words of encouragement and support. Richard was no hypocrite, he was an organ donor. His liver and kidneys have given someone else a second chance. This is perhaps the most selfless act one human can extend to another. I hope you use that as an inspiration to become an organ donor yourself.

Richard McDonnell had a joy of living and a zest for life that each of us should be so lucky to achieve. Our thoughts and prayers are with Richard's family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.

Be well,