The other day, we had posed the following question to the good people of The Circle Pit, “If you could bring one dead musician back to life, who would you pick?”
There were many answers ranging from old to recent losses in the community. However, one answer in particular struck an unexpected and powerful chord…
A man named Matteo Heath had the following to say, “The guy in my profile picture (pictured above). Justin Terry. Just passed a couple of days ago. One of my best friends and the best drummer I’ve ever played with. That shitty kit he’s jamming on in my pic doesn’t do him justice. The guy was seriously a fucking wizard and one of the most creative people I’ve ever seen with the sticks.”
Losses like this are heartbreaking to say the very least. They affect our community in ways that can’t be put into words. After speaking with Matteo, it was clear that Justin was young and full of potential. It was also clear that his family was having trouble coping with the sudden loss.
As a result, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help them give him a proper sendoff. If you could share the campaign around and donate to help Justin’s family, it would mean quite a lot to many people out there.
Here’s the message connected with the campaign along with the pictures Matteo had sent us, “This man had all the potential in the world. He was the most talented musician and the smartest person I knew. He was family. He had a great heart, but always felt he wasn’t good enough even though we all told him how amazing he was. He had his struggles, which we can all relate to in one way or another. Now we must say goodbye, and we need your help to make sure his send off is what he deserves. This was unexpected and there was no preparing for this tragedy that occurred in the early morning hours of Christmas eve. Please. Any little bit will help. From my family to yours, hold your loved ones right who are struggling. Reach out and tell them you love them. You never know when the last time you will see them will be. So many people loved Justin. If there is any way you can help Justin’s final send off be what he would have wanted, please help us make that possible. Much love to you all and thank you.”
R.I.P. Justin Terry