Chick Corea, Jazz Pianist Who Expanded the Possibilities of the Genre, Dead at 79

Arthur Dent

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It has been reported on other sites that Chick Corea left a final statement~~

Chick Corea has left a final statement and reads: “I want to thank all of those along my journey who have helped keep the music fires burning bright. It is my hope that those who have an inkling to play, write, perform or otherwise, do so. If not for yourself then for the rest of us. It’s not only that the world needs more artists, it’s also just a lot of fun. And to my amazing musician friends who have been like family to me as long as I’ve known you: It has been a blessing and an honor learning from and playing with all of you. My mission has always been to bring the joy of creating anywhere I could, and to have done so with all the artists that I admire so dearly–this has been the richness of my life.” Chick Corea
I read this when it was first published and was surprised he didn't mention Hubbard. Glad, actually. Incredibly talented dude. Inspired many.

Helena Handbasket

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Tony Ortega wrote:

"As an OT 8 Corea should have been “cause” over matter, energy, space, and time, but like other upper level Scientologists, he was unable to overcome a disease Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard claimed his counseling could defeat."

Here is a web site with some information about cancer: . (Very theoretical. Don't take it too seriously.)