Sean Costello

pat boyack pat@PATBOYACK.COM
Fri May 23 16:02:35 EDT 2008

Steve, my God, are you serious? 

Let me lay it to ya this way; What if YOUR child dies and there are people who never knew him/her 
or rather only talked to them once or twice who are wanting to know the details? What would you 
do? Would you feel comfortable giving info about a close friend or family member to the public?

You have no rights in this matter and nether does the public. 

Pat B
No cussing here folks.......

On Thu, 22 May 2008 16:07:41 -0400, Steve Hoffman <> wrote:

>I disagree.  It is a matter of public interest when any public figure
>dies, including a noted artist/performer.   That's why their deaths are
>published in the newspapers and so on.  When the story of the death says
>cause of death unknown, it is appropriate journalistic follow-up to
>report on the cause of death, when it is subsequently known.
>Moreover, when someone dies other than from the usual natural causes
>during old age, it is of particular interest.  And in some cases can
>serve as a cautionary note to others -- if the person died due to some
>kind of preventable cause, it serves a public interest for others to
>know about it, and to be forewarned (with respect to themselves and
>their own loved ones).
>I think sometimes people on Blues-L act and feel as though blues
>performers have some kind of sacrosanct status.  They don't.
>-Steve Hoffman

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