31 December 2013

FWS News: Goodbye Ben and Thank You

On December 29 in New York City, Benjamin Curtis died from his fight with cancer. He was 35. Future War Stories has supported him and his work in School of Seven Bells during his time of illness, and it was hoped that 2014 would mark the return of Ben to the stage and the end of his bloodborne cancer. Sadly, that did not happen. I am saddened beyond simple words at the loss of Ben from our world. This planet is darker without him and his gifts. He was a great human being and creator. His death is just further proof that the world is an unfair place. Untalented hacks like Kanye West, Justin Bieber, and One Direction continue to turn out music, but the great light of music that Ben was has been taken from us way too early. The world is not a fair place, and it is times like this that I remind myself of my faith in nothing...which helps. To all of those that Benjamin Curtis loved and considered family and friends, my deepest sorrow and condolences for your loss and the loss to all of us. Ben will be missed, and I will always hold a place in my heart for him and his work with School of Seven Bells. Thank you, Ben, and peace be with you where ever you are...

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