A memorial fund has been launched to help Warrel Dane’s family pay to have his body flown home and for funeral costs.
Dane died of a heart attack in Brazil while recording his second solo album and need financial support to fly his body home and give him a decent send-off. The modest $5,000 goal was smashed within a day and currently stands at almost $10,000.
The family will be hosting a public memorial at the Studio Seven venue in Seattle on January 7th, where anyone and everyone is welcome to come and celebrate his life.
“On behalf of friends and family of the Sanctuary camp we are bringing Warrel home to Seattle.
“On Wednesday, December 13th the world lost an amazing human. Our dear friend Warrel Dane, who achieved fame with the bands SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, passed away of a heart attack in São Paulo, Brazil while recording what was to be his second solo album.
“Warrel had a one of a kind voice. The highs, the lows, the grit, the charm… he had it all.
“His smile, infectious energy, and incredibly kind heart will forever be in our memories.
Warrel meant so much to so many.
“In the wake of this unexpected loss, the expenses to bring him home for a proper memorial service is quite high. Currently, his monies are not accessible and this fund will be used by family members to cover the costs associated with transporting him home and final burial expenses.
Any donations will be greatly appreciated
“Much Love and Gratitude,
Sanctuary, friends and family
“In honor of Warrel, his beloved Seattle family are holding an informal community wide gathering, offering everyone who felt touched by his life, in any way, to share the grief of this loss and the joy of his sweet memory.
“Sunday, January 7th
110 S. Horton Street
Seattle, WA 98134
If you would like to make a donation to the fund then please click here
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