Pat White, of The Whites, bad news

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Posted by Derek from Cincinnati on June 17, 19102 at 16:46:51:

Unfortunately bad news has come are way again.Here is a statement from Skaggs Family Records/Ceili Records;
June 17, 2002
Nashville, Tennessee. Pat White, matriarch of Ceili Music act, the Whites,passed away in Hendersonville yesterday after complications from a heart attack. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made at this time. The White and Skaggs families would like to thank everyone for their condolences and
prayers in this time of mourning."

Here is a post from Jerry Douglas' website, as Jerry played with the Whites for 6 years;

"please send up prayers and warm thoughts for the Whites today. Their matriarch, Pat, suffered a massive heart attack and subsequent aneurysm as a result of the medication they gave her and the outlook does not look good for her at this time. Especially horrible in the situation is that Buck, Sharon & Cheryl were in Denver performing at the time (it happened Saturday night) and were not able to get back to Nashville until late this afternoon."

And then the post was followed up with this one;

"Miss Pat passed away around 7:00 pm Central time. Buck and the girls did make it back. I was with them about an hour ago (and soooo many of their friends, it was really something) were there as well. What a testimony to a wonderful lady!"

As for myself, I can only say this;
I did not have the pleasure of meeting Pat, but I have met Buck and the girls. There is not a sweeter bunch in all of music. I have met some surly characters in the business, but the Whites are as class an act as it gets. They are truly nice folk. Here is an excellent biography of the Whites, and actually Pat played and toured with the rest of them until about 1973 or so. God Bless.,
Derek H

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