[Personal message from Patsy to all his fans and friends]


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Paul Furey: May 6, 1948 - June 16, 2002

As you all know by now, Paul Furey passed away on Sunday, June 16. His family was with him all day and he was among those he loved most. Patsy attended his funeral yesterday and was deeply saddened by the loss of Paul who was nothing less than a life-long friend:

I've known him for 35 years; I know the Fureys, played with them, know their family, their father - all of them are very dear friends. He was a great musician and he was a man that could make you laugh and smile in seconds with his tales and stories. My deepest sympathy goes to the family. Paul will be sorely missed. There was celebrity galore at his funeral and if I offended anyone by not going for a drink afterwards, I'm sorry, but I just wanted to say my prayers, reminisce the old days in silence and be thankful that I counted him to my friends.

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