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It's with a heavy heart that I bring the following news. Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme, the Mellotron master of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest, passed on yesterday.

He'd been taking a break from performing on doctors' orders due to nervous exhaustion. Unfortunately, his condition worsened over the following weeks and for reasons undisclosed, he took his own life.

The world has lost a brilliant musician, and such a loss has sent shudders through the lives of many - his family, his friends, his bandmates, his fans. When I read the announcement in the JLBJH e-newsletter, I actually felt the magnitude of the loss - it was like being kicked in the chest, hard, rendered breathless. It was the feeling of a massive hole being torn in the world - a star going out. Woolly was truly great; a man of magnificent talent, and there will never be another like him.

A particular post on the Book of Condolences really said it all...

John Steele - "Heaven has plenty of drummers, guitarists, pianists, singers and drummers but God wanted a mellotron talent."

Woolly has, in many ways, gained immortality. He will live on through his music, both with BJH and his solo work, and through the joy it brings to listeners young and old.

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